Bimac or a Caribbean 2 spot

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  1. Itz Irish

    Itz Irish Larval Mass Registered

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    i believe i am either going to get one of these two types, i am looking for an octo with great personality and is very interactive. and relatively diurnal. any other suggestions besides these 2? thankss (i have a 40 gallon long aquarium)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I hope you've checked with your local fish store or whoever is going to order this octopus for you. Octopuses don't seem to be commonly carried in the UK

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    i think hes irish but he lives on the U.S.
    you will probabaly have much better luck finding a bimac, than a "caribbean two-spot" which im guessing is o. hummelincki (sp?)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry, I missed that post where you said you were in Ohio. We get a lot of interational posts here, so that's why I thought you were in Ireland.

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    Yes, "Caribbean two-spot" is the filosus/hummelincki common name.

    The deciding factor between those two would be tank temperature. If you can keep it cold, go for a Bimac. They seem to be much more common in the trade. Saltwaterfish.com is the only place I know of that sells the hummelincki's regularly. However most of the octos that came from swf.com recently, died within days or a couple of weeks after arrival.
     

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