Day 6 for Briareus babies

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hello all,

    I've been seeing a baby octo or two every day. This morning I saw one resting near the front of the tank. He was a lot bigger (but still tiny, of course) and looked very healthy. His body was almost a metallic silver color, very pretty.

    There have been a couple of incidents where something in the live rock holes attacked or threated a baby. My husband had to rescue one baby who was being held by something by the tip of one arm. The little octo kept trying to jet away, but couldn't escape. Bill used a knife tip to cut a small piece of algae and rock away from the live rock, not injuring the little octo but freeing him. No glimpse of what was holding him, but must have been some sort of worm.

    It's impossible to tell whether I have 6 left, or only one. We're doing well to make it this far and I've certainly learned a lot. I hope the little guys make it, but it's one day at a time.

    Nancy
     
  2. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    So glad to hear they are doing well! With them all looking so much alike, maybe you are seeing all of them at different times!!! Wonder what got the baby? Good thing you were there to help!

    Any new pics yet?

    Carol
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Wonderful!

    Pix! :D
     
  4. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Good luck and keep us posted, all of you!!
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Friday - saw one hiding in a hole today, no others.

    Nancy
     
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    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Thanks wonderfull news Nancy :D :D :D I cant see any yet :?
     

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