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Absint Reefer 01/10/2008 10:24 AM

Octopus
 
I would love to get another Octo but the only one I can find online is a briareus I know nothing about these ones can somone fill me in.
Thanks,
Carson

Animal Mother 01/10/2008 05:45 PM

They are a warm water species (72-78F), from the Caribbean. They can grow to about 30 inches long, mostly arm length. They need to be kept in a 55-75 gallon tank, the larger the better to give them plenty of room to stretch out. They eat crabs, shrimp, snails. Nocturnal, but can adapt to daytime life. Blue/green with mottled red and white coloration.

Provide lots of strong filtration, about 3 times more than the average tank, because octopuses produce MUCH more waste than fish. Carbon and a good skimmer are suggested in case of an ink incident.

O. briareus is a large-egg octopus species, and their hatchlings can be raised on copepods/amphipods/mysis shrimp.

Hope that helps.

dreadhead119 01/10/2008 08:42 PM

I just got one about a week ago.he's very interactive,and comes out often during the day.I have a lot of fun with him.I hope you get it.


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