bimac tank size?

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  1. reefan

    reefan Blue Ring Registered

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    What is the minimum tank size for a Bimac to live happily? I do not want cramped apperences.
    thanks
    JJ
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi JJ,

    Most people say 30-35 gallons is the minimum. An adult bimac can have a body slightly under 5 inches, and arms to almost 14 inches, so you might be more comfortable with a slightly larger tank, if you want a feeling of spaciousness.

    Nancy
     
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    ahel Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    how about a 55gallon ???
     
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    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I'll be honest. I set up a 30 gallon for my bimac because I was on a cash limit and now that she's in there and I see how much they do explore, I'll set up at least a 55 before I buy another one.
     
  5. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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    Hey all:

    I have Tralfaz in a 55 gal tank and he has explored every inch of it. In fact, he seems to have set up 3 or 4 different little burrows. Can make him quite difficult to find :cry:
     

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