biareus?

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  1. chrshlst

    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I have such a problem! I have a 30 gallon tank that has been maturing for over 3 months prepared for a bimac (because octopets said that they can be kept nicely in a 25-55gallon tank), and now looking at all of these posts, you're saying that they need a 55 MINIMUM! Crap! Um, is it possible to keep a biareus in a 30? Oh, Lord! Please say yes! I can't afford a 55 and a filter for it! I'm only 16! NEED HELP!!!!! :(
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    How did you end up getting a briareus instead of a bimac?
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    There have been people who've kept them in a 30 gallon, but theirs remained small. Mabye these captive bred bimacs are staying smaller than our wild caught ones from the previous year. However, it will put more of a strain on your filtration, so you need a good set up and must have a protein skimmer. Also, what if your bimac did grow large - would a pet store or friend take it?

    Briareus can be a fair sized octo, too. Also, it's hard to get a certain species if they're wild caught - might not be the one you order. Carol (corw314) has kept some smaller species, but she finds them at her local fish store.

    DO NOT get a bimac and underfeed it when it's young - it's very important that it have plenty of food to get off to a healthy start.

    Nancy
     
  4. chrshlst

    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    my tank setup is as follows:
    Fluval 204 with extra biological filtration (rated for 40 gallon tanks)
    30 pounds of marshal live rock
    15 pounds live sand
    5 pounds mineral mud
    SeaClone 100 protein skimmer (rated for up to 100 gallons)
    30 watt 50/50 light
    cycled 3 1/2 months with damsel
     
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    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Oh, and I haven't gotten an octopus yet, so there was no mixup in the bimac/briareus species, fluffysquid. sorry for any confusion!
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ...as for briareus, id keep it in a tank bigger than 30 gals too :)
     

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