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Old 07/31/2006, 08:48 PM   #51
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I found one in my Tank also, Heres a pic of him, about the same size as yours.


I know you don't want to hear this but I suggest you get this guy out ASAP he is going to kill all your fish, they hunt them at night and all you find in the morning is half eaten bodies. The first thing he will consume is all your crabs then shrimp and lastly fish. They are very very smart and hard as hell to get out of the Aquarium, I suggest you get it right on the first attempt as he will never fall for the same trick twice.
My gut instinct tells me that you will ignore my post like the other one above that said the same thing, in that case say "Astalavista" to those fish, it's only a matter of time before he Terminates them


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Old 08/01/2006, 03:30 PM   #52
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eh
Octopus > Fish


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Old 08/01/2006, 03:35 PM   #53
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"It does look a lot like Octopus briareus, particularly the "web" at the base of its arms, but I don't think that's exclusively diagnostic. If your LFS is correct that it came from the Pacific then it is certainly not O. briareus. The question is whether or not the store really knows where their stuff comes from. Either way, its no dwarf!"

Yeah he looks like My Octo Meatwad.
Meat was is an O. briareus but he came from florida
and some one asked about it and yes you can buy them but first
go to www.tonmo.com and start reading.
they can be kept they are not to hard once you know how.
just a matter of educating yerself


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Old 08/01/2006, 05:36 PM   #54
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Great photos....and I cant believe an octopus is eating better than I am. lol


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Old 08/02/2006, 08:22 PM   #55
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dO U WANT to sell it


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Old 08/03/2006, 12:24 AM   #56
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man reef keeping is to fun


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Old 08/03/2006, 06:58 AM   #57
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hey that guy looks awsome, i got one as a hitchhiker too, cept it took me the loss of 2 juv clowns, small mimic tang, leopard wrasse, dragon leapoard wrasse and a scoter blenny before i turned my bedside lamp on one night and saw this star shaped thing disapeer behind my rock, never ever saw it during the day, my GF refused to sleep at my place once i found it as i had no lid on my tank. never got him out, but found the body when my tank crashed in the rediculous 47 degree sumers day that cost me my entire setup ( air con broke, no ice or fans could cool my tank cos my rooms in the atic)

all my fish were smaller then the ones i can see in your photos and if he's used to your feedings should be ok by now. oh yeh when i told my mate at the LFS what i had found in my tank he laughed so hard to himself cos he said yeh we wondered where that thing disapeered to.... Gee thanks! how bout some store credit then!


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Old 08/03/2006, 12:36 PM   #58
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Sorry to hear lux_06 I wanna get one and set up a tank for it the min tank size for the dawrf octo is only 20g.... YAY


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Old 08/04/2006, 02:47 PM   #59
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Great find! Keep us up to date with some new pics!

Good luck to you!


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Old 08/06/2006, 05:59 AM   #60
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Wow, that octopus is awesome! Does it change colors?


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Old 08/06/2006, 07:34 AM   #61
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Cool!
how big is it?


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Old 08/07/2006, 12:02 PM   #62
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Thats awsome. The same thing happened to me a couple years ago. He came in a turbo snail shell. Sadly there was a grouper in the tank and he didnt last very long.


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Old 08/07/2006, 02:17 PM   #63
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So, I have to leave him a variety when I'm gone, on the menu lists are: Manila Clams, Turbo Snails, Chromis, and Ghost Shrimps on the day I leave.

I was just curious, but how is he catching fish? At night when they sleep? Do they ambush their prey, or inject a toxin that imobilizes the animal? Or, is it just their quick reaction and sharp beaks that take out the prey?

Definately a great find. Hope he doesn't get too big for your refugium.


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Old 08/08/2006, 06:51 PM   #64
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Too cool!!!


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Old 08/08/2006, 06:52 PM   #65
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Too cool!!!


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Old 08/09/2006, 04:23 AM   #66
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Hey awsome tank
Btw if its doing well already and its in your fuge i dont see any reason to get rid of it.
Good luck with it anyway an keep up the good work


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Old 08/09/2006, 07:15 AM   #67
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Reef Tank Crashed!

Sadly to say, this past Sunday coming home from a 10 day family vacation to discover that my Reef Tank was out of power maybe for a week long. Everything was devastated (I don't know what worst I can say), everything was black and an unbearable strong gross smell. I went to the back room cautiously and one of the plastic tubing from my RO unit burst, spraying water all over until it short circuited some of the electricals and tripped two of the aquarium main breakers. Luckily nothing caught on fire, it just completely shut down the tank. All of my Fish, Clams and Octopus were completely decomposed and the Corals are wiped out. My 7 years of hard work with this 180 gallon Reef Tank just went down the drain in a matter of days. I did not have a tank sitter so I set up an Auto-Top-Off, the additonal plastic tubing that connected to the RO's main membrane had some weak spots on it and was the main cause. I was confident and so proud of myself with the set-up everything was running nicely, the auto-feeder and the the food for the Octo was all ready.

What a way to come home from a vacation, I would not wish this happen to anyone. What a bad feeling! I'm just a little messed up right now. Good bye everyone and good luck to all, thank you so much for all your compliments.

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Old 08/09/2006, 07:24 AM   #68
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... and here are the last photos.










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Old 08/09/2006, 07:42 AM   #69
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omg, so sorry to hear. that really sucks


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Old 08/09/2006, 08:13 AM   #70
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Sorry to hear this. Good Luck!


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Old 08/09/2006, 08:22 AM   #71
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Wow, truely amazing system and yet so fragile. Sorry to hear about your loss! What a horror story


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Old 08/09/2006, 08:24 AM   #72
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that sucks !
sorry to hear this.


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Old 08/09/2006, 09:19 AM   #73
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OMG!!!!!!!
Very sorry to hear this. What a shocker back from vacation. Good luck.


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Old 08/09/2006, 12:11 PM   #74
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No one was in charge of your tank during those 10 days?

I´m sorry for all your losses, but keep going you´ll be back in no time!


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Old 08/09/2006, 03:24 PM   #75
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