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We had a octopus as a pet quite a few years back. It was the smartest thing, she would come out of her cave and come up to the surface and get hand fed by my husband. We named it Einstein but found out later it was a girl when it laid eggs. It was so sad to know once she laid eggs she was going to die. Our girls were just little things back then, they still remember the octopus in Dad's office.

 

She is still loved and remembered.

 

Tam

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We had a octopus as a pet quite a few years back. It was the smartest thing, she would come out of her cave and come up to the surface and get hand fed by my husband. We named it Einstein but found out later it was a girl when it laid eggs. It was so sad to know once she laid eggs she was going to die. Our girls were just little things back then, they still remember the octopus in Dad's office.

 

She is still loved and remembered.

 

Tam

 

That's too bad, what did you do with the eggs?

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Im on my second octopus and neither have escaped. its an acrylic tank, I have clip on lids that leave no crack. I also put 1/4" mesh screen over my overflow teeth. No escape.

 

I lost the first one when my external pump got wet and I was waiting for new parts, I had a PH in the tank but it wasnt enough flow, I discovered cephlopods dont have hemogloben (sp?) in there blood but rather a less effecient oxygen carrying cell. They actually have green blood according to the article I read.

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awesome i want one now! how big of a tank do you need to have?

 

Depends on the size of one... Some are bigger then others...they used to have pgmy octo's but the source went under on them...but I have not researched in quite awhile, if you got a smaller species, you could probably get away with a 50-60 tank, I would think...

 

Joel, what size tank do you have for yours?

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