briareus

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  1. Teen Aquarist

    Teen Aquarist Larval Mass Registered

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    None of my lfs can get any octos other than blue ring. So I would have to get it online. I found saltwatfish.com sells briareus. They say the size that i would get them is 2-6 inches is this a good size (not too old). Also would a 55 gal be a good size of tank for it.
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    SWF.com did change their octopus listing from Octopus sp. to Octopus briareus, but, a lot of people are still getting O. hummelincki's from them so I would be skeptical about which you will get.

    I would suggest a 75 or larger if possible. Read my briarues' journal here: http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/8735/

    Mine is pretty big but I don't think she's even going to reach her maximum potential size, and I wouldn't want mine in anything smaller than a 75.
     
  3. Teen Aquarist

    Teen Aquarist Larval Mass Registered

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    Ok thanks. My friend is giving me his really nice 55 gal/stand so that saves me almost $1000. Is there any octos that are sold online that could live in a 55 gal
     
  4. daddysquoc

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    well, you could find jsut about anything sold online but thats not the point.

    in a 55 gal, the only species small enough to fit and interesting enough to keep would be a bimac, O. bimaculoides or O. bimaculatus. i have kept both of these, as well as other species, in the past, and my O. bimaculoides ('Davy Jones') was the friendliest. he was also in a 125 gal, though, and had the whole tank to himself.
     
  5. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Actually, a 55 would be OK for aculeatus or hummelincki. People have kept briareus in 55 but it's generally thought that they're cramped at adult size, so we don't recommend it.
     
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    agreed monty :smile:

    and an aculeatus is quite a friendly species too. :smile:
     
  7. Teen Aquarist

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    Do you know of a good site to buy one (i would like to get a young one)
     
  8. Animal Mother

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    Looks like Stomatopod.com is about to start selling some, or at least what appear to be Abdopus sp. of sorts.

    I got mine from www.marinedepotlive.com and another one a while back from www.liveaquaria.com

    Getting a young one's going to be the luck of the draw most likely though.
     

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