any octo folks on here selling bimacs?

socal_saltwater

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My last octo died, i think from old age since my water is perfect and foot is plentiful. anyone selling bimacs? i'd love a California 2-spot again...

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

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We hope that some captive bred bimacs will be available in a few months.

I'll be checking into this and will post about it soon. Or, perhaps our breeders will post directly.

Nancy
 

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marinebio_guy;100506 said:
Right now I have some eggs. I usually only raise about 5 hatchlings as thats is all I handle at any one time.
Hello Marinebio guy, by the sounds of it those might be due around the same time I would be looking for one. If you could let me know an eta on them I would know better-I dont know at what age you let them go and how long that is from now. I am looking in the 1-2 month from now range for my tank to be well cycled and ready. Thanks!!
 

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They are about a month from hatching

Bigpapa;100535 said:
Hello Marinebio guy, by the sounds of it those might be due around the same time I would be looking for one. If you could let me know an eta on them I would know better-I dont know at what age you let them go and how long that is from now. I am looking in the 1-2 month from now range for my tank to be well cycled and ready. Thanks!!
 

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No but im sure the LFS wouldnt mind if she took some of the larger amphipods and the live mysids swimming around the tanks....
Culturing your own is easy in a refugium.. I have tons in my refugium....
 

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Bigpapa,
Are the "Ghost Shrimp" freshwater? There are two kinds of shrimp often referred to this way, one is freshwater and the other a brackish water variety. I have read that the freshwater shrimp (like all other freshwater food) is not an acceptable primary diet. I am not an expert on diet but have stayed away from any freshwater feeds because of the warnings. It may well be that because of the short life span, the concerns are moot.
 

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So what about those huge prawn Costco sells fresh? Is this not a good choice for food? I find Biddle loves this and when I am low on live caught food, it's a quick fix for a large meal and he goes wild over it.
 

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The frozen and freeze dried are saltwater but the live is kept at .2 salinity so I am assuming they are not but she is going in today to check for sure and I will let you know.
 

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Is the salinity you quote in Specific Gravity? If so you should double check it. Natural sea water is 1.026, and that's what a saltwater tank should be kept at. Some people go as low as 1.019; 1.026 is better though.
 

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Cephs should be kept in water that is close to natural sea water in salinity.

However, fiddler crabs are often kept in brackish water, half fresh and half salt.

Many LFSs will use a lower-salinity salt water, as Shipposhack mentions. The theory is that it's better for the fish, but not everyone agrees with this theory.

Nancy
 

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