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    Orange - O. briareus Teacher Kim's New Octopus!

    OK, hopefully you are going to see the best pic I have of our new octopus. It is a lot bigger than I expected! Maybe I just don't know what a 1 1/2 inch mantle looks like!! Am really hoping it's not full grown and going to die soon, but we will see! I put it in the 50, but it looks like I may...
  2. eng50

    Murray - O. briareus Our new addition..

    Long story short we have been waiting to find another hummelincki since our last one died almost a year ago. Live Aquaria listed a "medium Carribean" for sale yesterday early morning so we took a chance. It came today well packages as usual and appears to be a healthy animal although not...
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    Ink - O. Briareus

    Hows goin again TONMO? Back again for another round since the wunderpus photogenicus (ursula) deceased only after a short couple months of having her. On the bright side K&P aquatics has him/her ( o. Briareus #2 from availability thread) in transit right now as I should be receiving him/her...
  4. DWhatley

    ? - O. briareus

    K&P Aquatics had no takers for the last little octopus they caught several weeks ago (posted June 24) and I had an empty tank soooo... This little guy arrived on Tuesday. Along with our new unnamed critter, there was a second octopus in the package, this one coming home with them from their...
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    ? - O. briareus

    HELP! My pet octopus has 2 very small tentacles!! very confused here..... he is a reef octo his head is only about an inch long, I've had him for a month and a few weeks he is doing great. today i was watching him and noticed that the pair of tentacles behind his head are TINY (about half an...
  6. CaptFish

    [Octopus]: Bella-O.briareus

    So through D's awesome connection Philipp, at KP Aquatics, www.sealifeinc.net. I have obtained two of the smallest O.briareus i have ever seen!! Soooo cute! reminds me of little Legs when i first spotted her in the tank. Its hard to guess age but they are the at the stage where they don't have...
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    Clarence - O. briareus

    So im new to this forum, and bought my first octopus 2 days ago. i had been planning on it for a while , my (70g) tank was set up just for him , with a bunch of live rock and hiding places ( escape proof) . i had been looking for one for a while but my Lfs(s) never had them except for a blue...
  8. DWhatley

    Kudzu - O. briareus

    Ken found an octopus in a new batch of collected live rock and I was due some goodies I am guessing 1-2 months old but need to review Cassy and Tatanka's pictures. He/She was release to the tank about 2:00PM and surprised me by coming out and sitting on the LR around 5:00PM (or at least...
  9. DWhatley

    Inka - O. briareus

    On June 29 I received two beautiful young briareus from Lynn (Island Marine Life) and Kara (SeaLifeInc). Both were hand caught in the keys, the larger near the top of a reef (snorkel depth) and the other under a bridge. Sadly the larger animal did not live out the day and I have no answer as...
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    Tiny - O. Briareus (Tank Hatched)

    Hello All! First of all I musut apologize for not checking in more. I've been very busy lately; and I intended to journalize my last octopus but sadly it did not turn out that way. This time I fully intend on keeping a detailed journal. A few months ago I aquired a new octopus named Hal...
  11. DWhatley

    [Octopus]: Mama Cass - O.briareus (tank hatched)

    May 28, 2010 - May 29, 2011 No pictures of Cassy yet and I don't expect any soon as she has not ventured out into the daylight. I have seen her during the day for the last week on the back wall in a dark spot behind the live rock but she appears to be sleeping and does not respond to finger...
  12. DWhatley

    [Octopus]: Tatanka - O.briareus (tank hatched)

    May 28, 2010 - July 15, 2011 :mrgreen:I opted to start journalling Tatanka and Mama Cass (AKA Cassy) in separate threads once I could take photos. I expected this to be at about 5 months but Tatanka must have read my post :roll: and decided to show himself tonight (4.5 months)around 7:00 PM...
  13. skywindsurfer

    Nereus my 2nd O. Briarues

    Nereus meet TONMO, TONMO meet Nereus. I went to get two 4' dual T5 fixtures and some water this evening at Dallas North Aquarium actually hoping on finding a sea horse for my wife. Instead while standing there looking for one, an employee with whom I speak regularly asked if I had seen the...
  14. Shrimpy Brains

    New with babies! Crazy right?

    Hello, My name is Amy and I am not new to saltwater, but definitely new to cephs. Wasn't sure where to post this, please move if needed. Anyway, by the luck of where I live, I have recieved 4 baby O. Briareus from Dwhatley. :notworth: (I am sure you have seen her thread) I just...
  15. DWhatley

    Kooah's Hatchlings - O.briareus

    The moon was full yesterday at 2300 GMT (about 7:00 PM EDT) and somewhere after midnight Kooah's eggs started hatching. I have been checking the tank on every trip through the room for the last week so I did notice the first little ones when they appeared. I saw only a couple and was working...
  16. sedna

    Lerxt

    After Pandora died, D hooked me up with this awesome briareus through her friend Lynn of Island Marine Life. It came almost 2 weeks ago (12-15-09). The packing job was phenomenal, the temp on arrival was 66.5 F, but it was in the 20's here in MI that week! I have never had such a hard time...
  17. skywindsurfer

    My new O. Briareus

    Ok so this is not only my first octopus but my first journal. I recently purchased an octopus at a local fish store under the assumption that it was a dwarf species but it turned out to be a briareus. From what I've seen from the video about Kalypso I'd say my octo was about 17 weeks when I...
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    Caligula: My First Octopus - O. Briareus

    Caligula - Octopus Briareus from Tom's Caribbean After a several month long planning/setup/cycling process, I finally got my hands on an Octopus yesterday. The octopus, O. Briareus, came in at 9:30 am from Tom's Caribbean. Temp: 72.5 ph: 7.2 Acclimation The bag was covered in newspaper. I...
  19. CaptFish

    'Legs' - O. briareus

    Date found: April 15, 2009 Locations Found: Miami, FL in Biscayne Bay 1/4 mile south of the 79th ST causway. The area has low visibility brown water with depths of 3 feet to 12 feet. the bottom is sargassum (sea grass). The mother had apparently used my commercial stone crab trap as a nest...
  20. sedna

    Osgood

    4-21-09 temp= 59F pH= 7.2 (double checked!) "Sedna's Center for Senescent Cephs" proudly welcomes new resident, Osgood. I got her from Tom"s Caribbean, she arrived in good condition but cold, and with 10 hermit crabs as a bonus! At first I thought she was dead, but she was just very cold...
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