All Time Most Favorite Sea Creature? This is mine!

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Can you house your most favorite ocean creature in your home aquarium?

  • Yes and I do!

    Votes: 68 15.2%
  • Yes but I don't have one

    Votes: 74 16.6%
  • Yes but it would be illegal

    Votes: 20 4.5%
  • Yes but you would need a HUGE aquarium

    Votes: 75 16.8%
  • No but I wish

    Votes: 190 42.5%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 20 4.5%

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Butcher333

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My fave would be an octopus. I know I’ve seen them in tanks before, but they are also creative and escape artists. I would consider them not possible for many reasons.

Dolphins too. I love dolphins. I ran into a few groups in the Gulf. Time stops when I’m around dolphins.
 

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Yes and I do its my Harlequin shrimp
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Oh gosh I love those little guys!!! Is it easy to keep? Are they very active? I don’t have a tank yet but that is one thing I definitely want!
 

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Favorite water born creature ....
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My kids used to call them "Squishies".
Realistic tank inhabitants: LOVE Gem Tangs - do not own one yet but want to.
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Mantis Shrimp - may happen down the road if I set up a macro tank.

Lion Fish - love to watch but I will never own.
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Definitely agree with the mantis
My choice is any cuttlefish, and believe this one is a dwarf from Seattle Aquarium. It's not that I can't keep one, I just won't keep one because they live two years or less, and I just mentally could not take a creature only living that short of time.

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Their personality and ability to change color and texture is just fascinating.
I truly agree!! My favorite is the flamboyant cuttlefish!! You would have to have a huge aquarium but it would be so fun!
 

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I love cuttlefish specifically sepia officinalis. I can house one. The lifespan, thanks for food, & ship poorly are all deal breakers
 

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One thing that I have seen in Zoo aquariums but not in the home hobby that is probably my favorite is the leafy Sea Dragon
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I was fortunate enough to encounter one of these guys while diving. One of the most beautiful creatures I've ever seen.
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Encountered an eagle ray while night diving. This guy really wanted to play. Wouldn't leave my dive buddy and me alone. Kept bumping up against us and wanted to be petted. I would never try to house one, but I sure wish I could.
 

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I voted other and agree killer whale for me but not sure its legal. And obviously not budget friendly I can't afford to buy seals by the dozens.
Hahaha feeding and housing would definitely be very expensive. But blackfish learned me that killer whales should be left in the ocean. In the US they have killer whales in captivity I think, but those animals are visibly stressed and depressed. Killer whales are also one of the few animals who live way shorter in captivity than in the wild, while most animals live longer in captivity. So for me those animals just need to stay in the ocean.
 

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This is a fun one!
I do absolutely love clownfish, since I grew up watching Finding Nemo every 2 days XD
So I have clownfish, but if I truly could have anything, it would be something like 8 million gallons, so I could fit a humpback whale in it :) I also like sea turtles and seals.
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oh and I love dolphins. my first kiss was a dolphin... :)
 

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I was able to get 2 groups of 1/2" hatchlings in my PA days, and they are probably still my favorite. Not practical to keep at home due to feeding costs with live mysids when small, and their very short lifespan. Sorry for the poor video quality, it's about 9 years old.

 

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My favorite ocean creature is an orca. I've seen many documentaries about them, and their intelligence is very interesting to me. I also think they are very beautiful animals. They obviously shouldn't be kept in captivity. I would love to spot them in the wild sometime though!
Head to Port Alert Bay BC or along the inland passage in British Columbia. Fabulous
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My favorite ocean creature is an orca. I've seen many documentaries about them, and their intelligence is very interesting to me. I also think they are very beautiful animals. They obviously shouldn't be kept in captivity. I would love to spot them in the wild sometime though!
 

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I was able to get 2 groups of 1/2" hatchlings in my PA days, and they are probably still my favorite. Not practical to keep at home due to feeding costs with live mysids when small, and their very short lifespan. Sorry for the poor video quality, it's about 9 years old.

Wow! They are amazing. I got to see them in the wild in the Philippines and I will never forget it. Amazing!
 
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HOW MUCH DO YOU LIKE ZOANTHIDS?

  • LOVE them

    Votes: 45 34.9%
  • Like them

    Votes: 38 29.5%
  • They're "ok"

    Votes: 29 22.5%
  • Don't like them

    Votes: 9 7.0%
  • Hate them

    Votes: 8 6.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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