- Feb 24, 2005
well ahab has had been doing some remodeling and cleaning of the den lately and i couldnt figure out what was going on... well tonight at about 130 i go into the kitchen to check on the octo and i look under the tank where ive been able to see it through the cleaned out gravel with a flashlight and low and behold there are a few strands of eggs and she is in the process of laying more... right now each egg is probably a millimeter long and round. im guessing that they will elongate and get larger over the next few days. i need to make a call to my friend and get a pack of reef bugs sent to me so that there is a large copepod population in the tank within a few weeks.also im gonna need some reccomendations on blocking off my overflow box and wether or not i should take out the 802 powerhead. also should i try and catch the 2 cardinals and the lawnmower blenny or not worry about them and just keep them well fed enough that they wont be intersted in baby octos... anyway just trying to plan this out in advance. any advice would be great... oh yeah ive also got a few extra small aquariums that i could set up and use to try seperating some of the babys and raising them individually but for the most part im gonna just try the survival of the fittest stratigy and let them just attempt to survive in the 125. just double checking on my biology... briareus(which is what i think i have), are large egg species that hatch benthic young, correct?