temp for an octo

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  1. KDS

    KDS O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I was just wondering what the temperature would be for a bimac. Are they cold water species or warm water species?
    KDS
     
  2. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool water. I keep mine at 15 C, but others have had luck up to about 19 - 20. I would not try it about 22 C.

    Roy
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    We usually keep our bimacs at about 22-25 C which is ambient room temperature which requires no chiller or heater either way with success.

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Would be interesting to compare the lifespan of the various groups of bimacs kept at different temperatures.

    Here are the conversions for the rest of you:
    15 degrees C = 59 degrees F
    20 degrees C = 68 degrees F
    22 degrees C = 71.6 degrees F
    25 degrees C = 77 degrees F

    We're recommending 72 degrees or below, but some have kept them at room temperature, like Greg says.

    Nancy
     

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