briarus , is it a fun species to keep as bimac

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  1. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    ????


    i may get one cause i have found a source , and they are already a little larger, wh ich is a plus in my case, cause im not wanting a tiny octo.


    are they as fun
    as bimac


    do they change color as often ect ?
     
  2. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    color changes are more drasticly blues and reds instead of browns and blacks
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Every species is different - you can observe and learn from all of them. Briareus is not kept as often as bimaculoides, partly because its usually wild caught.

    Bimacs need a cooler tank, but briareus is a more tropical species.

    Briareus is nocturnal but may eventually come out in the daytime. It has a beautiful irridescent tone at times. In order to watch its activities, you can install red leds or even moonlights so that you can see it at night.

    Nancy
     
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    theys octopus change color sooo much its beautiful but they are not a playful as I hear from some of the threads I have a briarus and he is a cutty but I have never kept a bimac.
     
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    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    ok thanks


    im not sure if i want to get one or not , i still want a bimac, but i have another tank ready for a briarus if i wanted one
     
  6. 3000gtman

    3000gtman O. bimaculoides Registered

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    i just got a briarus 2 days ago and he is very active and not shy at all. he is very smart and does very crazy color changes. if u have nay more questions let me know and ill be glad to answer.
    greg
     
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    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    kool greg
    how large is he?


    by the way how large can the briarus octopus get ?


    woudl one be ok in say 72 degree water ?
     
  8. 3000gtman

    3000gtman O. bimaculoides Registered

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    his mantle is a little over an inch and his arms are about 8 inches all streched out.
    i this the largest he can get is 24 inch arms but not too sure about the matle.
    my talk is 78.7
    i would pry bring your tank up to atleast 77 because he is a carribean reef octo.

    any more questions please feel free to ask

    greg
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Greg is right, the water temperature needs to be a littler higher for tropical species.

    Nancy
     
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    3000gtman O. bimaculoides Registered

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    i got the temp up to 80.2 is that ok???
     
  11. 3000gtman

    3000gtman O. bimaculoides Registered

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    there is a clown fish in there with him and a few damsels in there. i think it might be hindering his activity a litle bit. so i am goin to have ot get some acrillic glass cuz so i can divide the tank. so i can catch the fish and get them out. i also set up a 29 gallon for a feeder tank for the octo. i already stole cycled water from my other 3 tanks i have up running in my house. kinda crazy to think about. so now i have 3 in my bedroom that makes it 240 gallons of saltwater wonder in my bedroom. and im only 19 lol. well let me know what you think everyone.
    greg
     
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    mmm cyclled water? there is no such thing its your biological filteration that cycles the tank not the water.
     
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    I'm 13 and also have lots. Yay to young people. I must correct ph and then I'm getting bri. As well. What was your source? Tom?
     
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    Just realized this was a 2005 thread
     
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    Happens to the best of us.
     

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