Re: NANFA-- Octopus in Lake Conway, Arkansas!
Mon, 8 Dec 2003 00:46:20 EST

In a message dated 12/7/03 5:43:45 PM Eastern Standard Time,


I used to keep octopus regularly, they are not difficult to keep if you get
healthy specimens and have adequate filtration since they are very big load on
the biofilter even when small. The main drawback is their short life spans.
Usually around 12 to 18 months for most species. I think there is an arctic
octopus that lives for several years but it is small and lives in water at about
32 degrees. One thing I can say from looking at that photo, if that is a live
octopus he didn't spend much time in freshwater and he is much pissed off about
his situation. A mad or frustrated octopus often turns that deep red color.
An octopus that had been exposed to freshwater for a long period of time should
be limp and white. the photo and the guy holding the octopus are somewhat
less than truthful.

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"Captain Bipto!"
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