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91lxstang

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#1
im gonna get another tank for my room maybe like a 125 gal and i want to get a bigger octo then my bimac i have now cause hes 4 months old now and hasnt really grown...... i want one that will be the size of the one in the "squirt" video we have in the video gallery..... what kind is that??? my bimac's mantle is maybe the size of a golf ball with about 6-8 inch arms
 

bmatson

O. bimaculoides
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A Bimac will get to around 2ft arm length. If you want something bigger your best bet would be a O.vulgaris they get bigger and live longer. I'm not sure what the one in the video is but if you want bigger vulgaris would probably be the easiest large octopus to get.

Ben
 

clownfish

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#5
Are you offering live crabs, shrimp, clams ext. and are you mixing it up? such as crabs on week, shrimp the next type thing. thats what I offer and mine has trippled its size in the last few months.


Tom
 

bmatson

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Are you sure it's a bimac? I've never had a bimac, so I'm not really sure how fast they grow, but I know their arms get to about 20 in. or more. Where did you get him?

Ben
 

bmatson

O. bimaculoides
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Other species besides bimacs have blue eyespots. I would think if it were a bimac you would have noticed some growth. Do you know where it was collected?

Ben
 

91lxstang

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#10
no i do not know where he was collected but if u give me some characteristics of a bimac i could tell u if he was one...... also.... is there a place online where i can buy cheap fiddler crabs??
 

91lxstang

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thanks for that site im gonna order 10 fiddlers tomorrow!!!!!!!!! ill buy them every 2 weeks think that will be a good diet mixed with frozen shrimp once a day ..... id do 1 fiddler and 1 shrimp every day
 

91lxstang

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heres the best pic i can get cause my mom lives in another house and she took our camera and hasnt given it back so i had to use the ole phone..... i luv taken pics of him cause he really seams to like the camera and comes close to me no matter where i move around the tank to see..... hes a very active octo and luvs chasi my 4 stripe damsel i have and they get along great ..... they even share the same cave!!!
 

91lxstang

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well i looked at the eyespot in the picture and his eyespot is not a ring.... it is just a purple/blue blob....... he also never looks that color.... he usually is smooth and brown colored but in the pic i took he is kinda splotched with white and has small horns all over his mantle.... but he doesnt usually look like that..... the only pic i can find that resembles him is this....

http://www.tonmo.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=25

it says it a rudigers octo???
he looke just like that
 

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