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60 gallon cube ok for O briareus

SabrinaR

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I have always wanted one of these guys but dont know if this tank would work out for one of them. What do you all think?
Its a 24 x 24 x 25.
 

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As far as water volume, 60 with sump works but I am concerned about the cube part. O. briareus' arm span, even in the smaller animals, is close to twice any dimension for that tank. It would not be able to position itself horizontally, swimming even a few inches would be impossible and spread out on the tank wall it would exceed any one side. I believe it would be far to cramped and would continually try to escape.
 

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Thats what I was afraid of.. Oh well. Live Aquarias octos have been tiny for a while. A small one from them will suit it nicely.
 

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