Incredible News! One of Jetta's Babies Made It!

Nancy

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Hi all!

I am overwhelmed - you remember that I took 6 of Jetta's babies (briareus) and put them in my 19 gallon tank. After about a week, I didn't see any of them and assumed they were all dead.

Well, today the impossible happened - a 4 month old briareus appeared on the live rock!!!

Now I know what happened to Mr. Crabs and why the amphipods have dwindled so much! Have to rethink things, will keep her in this tank for a while and then move her to my larger tank. I need to get some crabs pronto!!

She's been very reclusive, so I don't know when I'll get a pic, but will post as soon as I do.

More later,

Nancy
 

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:D :D :D :D What wonderful news!!!!

Need more info!!! Did you jump out of your skin when you discovered the baby????

Carol
 

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It was Bill who actually first saw it. He had been cleaning algae off the tank wall, then went out of the room for a few minutes (this tank is in the kitchen right where we pass by all the time) and when he returned, the little briareus was sitting on a rock. It was red brown.

We are both still in shock! How could it have hidden for 4 months!! I look at that tank a lot every day, and the only sign I saw was the dwindling supply of amphipods, and then the disappearance of the crab. Also, something was throwing sand out from under a rock. Now it's all clear!

This changes things - will have to shift into octo mode quickly.

Nancy
 

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LOL at Octo Mode....

Seemed to be doing really well without realising it :)

Glad to see you with a ceph again :)
 

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congrats to Nancy et (practising my French) Bill.
Of octo-keepery I know only of what I read on these hallowed pages but it appears you have found the holy grail of octo-husbandry :-
DO NOTHING ! :thumbsup:

I will observe this teaching in everything I attempt from now on.

Welcome to Nancy et Bill's kitchen offspring of Jetta !
Gotta go, this is too much after the tragedy that befell poor Rummler & I'm fillin' up again ! :D
 

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Regarding the pics, I'm talking with the camera store now to try and find a way to photograph a little nocturnal octopus, not using a flash and not lighting her up with room light (because she would hide). May have to stay up most of the night to get a good pic. She's becoming a little bolder, but she's still quite reclusive.

Funny to think of her watching us for 4 months while we stared into the aquarium, not knowing that she was there!

Nancy
 

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