Octo Suggestions

Spinelli1

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I set up an octo tank and have been cycling with a few damsels (and a puffer I'll sadly have to part with when my octo comes) for 9 months.

My tank is 185 Gallon. About 205 with sump. It's been octo proofed and ready to go.

I've been searching for a vulgaris and have many feelers out via many LFSs and online at a few places in the Caribbean. I don't mind waiting a few months to get a vulgaris but I'm starting to think this may take a considerably longer time than that to source.

If I need to switch sights on another species, what do you suggest for a 185g tank?
 

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O. briareus and O. hummelincki are both good choices. They have slightly shorter lifespans and are somewhat smaller (lighter, briareus is as long or longer arm tip to arm tip but a smaller mantle, hummelincki is smaller but larger than a dwarf and a good option). I do recommend trying to source a local vs imported animal and your method is the best I could recommend. I am not sure why vulgaris is so difficult to source as they are not rare. I suspect there are fewer collector where they are most prolific.
 

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Thank you.

Hummelincki at one point was on my list but I had preferred a large egg species. Maybe I will also be more open for them or Briareus. Seems like they are more easily found.

I have told all my LFS people that I not want an imported octo.
 

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