hunting and 'pouncing' on a shrimp (You
need quicktime to view this video)
The Wunderpus makes an 'umbrella' of the webbing between
its arms and uses his arm tips to herd the shrimp into the 'umbrella'.
It is difficult to see the shrimp because it is behind the octopus.
If you are
interested in keeping cephalopods please read the
This animal come to my care from someone
who couldn't care for it properly. I happened to have
an available aquairum set up for similar animals which
is the only reasone I accepted responsibility for the
animal. I would not seek one out.
Even experienced ceph
keepers with mature tanks should think long and hard
before obtaining this species. Their needs are resource
intensive, specific, and not yet fully understood. Perhaps
more importantly, the size and health of their wild populations
Even the sharing of information, photos and video of
these animals can be controversial. Some fear that detailed
information and attractive photos may encourage inexperienced
saltwater aquarists to obtain specimens. Personally,
I believe that knowledge should be freely available,
rather than hidden from view. I also believe that the
admiration of a species can be of benefit to its preservation
in the wild rather than its detriment. Furthermore, it
is my hope that the information on the site will empower
aquarists to make sound, rational decisions regarding
the advisability of keeping these very difficult animals.
If you are interested in keeping cephalopods, there
are several species that are easily available, better
understood and much more inexpensive than wonderpus or
flamboyant cuttlefish. Please do some reading on www.TONMO.com before
purchasing any ceph, and look at things
to think about before keeping a cephalopod.