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My haul from night collecting last night: Pipe fish, Octopus, Tubesnouts......

Post by AquaticEngineer on October 30th 2011, 4:34 pm

Video I took of some of the new stuff


Highlights were lots of Bay Pipefish and a perfectly sized juvenile Octopus. Theres a 50/50 chance its a baby giant pacific octopus, since theres only 2 species of octopus found up here.

Caught a couple pounds of little 1" -2" shrimp also, most of which became food but at least half of them found a good hiding spot or buried into the sand.

For size reference of the Octopus, thats a 2 liter bottle cap in with him where his dinner is hiding Wink Other that him missing one leg he's in perfect health Very Happy













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Post by snapperhead on October 31st 2011, 5:28 am

Nice collect ,how big are the pipes ? mine are 4 inch max ,and how you going to keep the septopus in his own area or own tank?
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Re: My haul from night collecting last night: Pipe fish, Octopus, Tubesnouts......

Post by 4PacNW on October 31st 2011, 1:59 pm

In picture 7 it looks like you got some tubesnouts (aulorhynchus flavidus) aswell.
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 31st 2011, 2:40 pm

Some is an understatement,lol. My school of them is near 20 or so. Smile
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 31st 2011, 6:50 pm

snapperhead wrote:Nice collect ,how big are the pipes ? mine are 4 inch max ,and how you going to keep the septopus in his own area or own tank?

My largest are close to 12" my smallest are 3" or so.

The "septopus" ( lol, had to use that on my facebook page, it was too funny Very Happy ) is in a tupperware right now. He's going into a temporay tank today while I work on a small display tank for him that will go in the house.
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 31st 2011, 6:52 pm

4PacNW wrote:In picture 7 it looks like you got some tubesnouts (aulorhynchus flavidus) aswell.

Yup sure did Very Happy Caught at least 20+ of them. This picture is a top down shot of my school of Tubesnouts

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Post by Hero on November 1st 2011, 1:37 am

Great finds! Thanks for the video.

What's the idea for the octopus display? Better yet, you should start a thread for that.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on November 1st 2011, 3:16 am

Will do when I start the real tank for him. For the time being I set up a 15 gallon ish acrylic tank on top of my display tank and used a power head from the lobster tank to make it a flow through system. I used some plastic mesh to cover the return, a small overflow strainer, and covered the top. Tossed a bunch of live shrimp in with him and ripped the pincers off of a small beach crab, so he should have plenty of food when he's ready to eat.

Also, most all of the pipe fish are taking frozen cyclop eeze already Very Happy
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Post by snapperhead on November 2nd 2011, 6:59 pm

Do you know the life span of your pipes ? Its great there settling in and taking food .

I hope you have a heavy lid on that 15gallon:D
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Post by AquaticEngineer on November 2nd 2011, 10:22 pm

From what I have read and seen online they live about 3 years or so.

The lid on the octopus tank is an oversized piece of acrylic, I'm going to cut it down to fit correctly and put some slide lock screws on it.
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Post by AquaticEngineer on November 3rd 2011, 11:54 pm

Finally saw my Red Pen Point Gunnel last night Very Happy

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Post by Hero on November 12th 2011, 9:30 pm

Cool fish! How long is it?

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