Is it possible to get an octopus as a pet?

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I've always been fascinated with octopuses. Their intelligence is on par with a dog, from what I've read.

    Are they something that's available to the general aquarium owner?

    Anyone have one?
     
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    I'd like a few jellyfish [​IMG]

    I don't know about an octopus, though. . sounds interesting! You could, like, teach it to do tricks and impress all your friends when they come over LOL
     
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    Dave, your post is about the funniest I've seen...partly due to the fact that you're probably sincere in your interest. [​IMG]

    I can only imagine...Roll over, Seven!

    BTW...where are your fantastic sig pics?
     
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    Yep. I've seen them several times at marine aquarium shops. Sold small though, somewhere between the size of your palm and the size of your outstretched hand. You'll need a tank with a VERY well sealing top.


    Mark
     
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    I think Dave is on to something there. Remember that add where the guy has a falcon that will go fetch a Bud Light on command? Imagine having an octopus that was trained to open beer bottles ...
     
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    This is so cool. I have a 60 gallon hex tank with only three fish in it. Maybe I'll move them to another tank and get an octopus. I didn't know they were small enough to keep as pets.
     
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  11. Dave Poehlman

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    Thanks for all the info guys. I didn't know they were so short lived.

    I am really only half-serious about getting one. I doubt my wife would allow it. It would be fun to watch him explore the tank and wonder whats going through that mushy-bulbous head of his. [​IMG]

    Now jellyfish on the other hand... I am always mezmerized by their ghostly glow at the zoo. They have a huge cylindrical tank that is completely dark on one side and a light shining from above... and nothing else in the tank... not even the bobbing scuba guy!



     
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    Just be sure its an actual octopus, you wouldn't want to accidently imprison the great Cthulu is a fishtank or anything, that might be bad.
     

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