• Welcome to TONMO, a community of cephalopod experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts. Established in 2000, we are the founders of TONMOCON, and birthplace of World Octopus Day and Cephalopod Awareness Days. ...You can register here, and Introduce Yourself. To rid yourself of ads and enjoy other perks, become a Supporter for just $25/year. (Now accepting bitcoin & other crypto!) ...Follow us on Twitter and YouTube for more cephy goodness.
  • Looking to buy a cephalopod? Check out Tomh's Cephs Forum, and this post in particular shares important info about our policies as it relates to responsible ceph-keeping.

55 gallon!?!?!

nini

Wonderpus
Registered
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Messages
225
i was just wondering what species of octopus do well in a 55 gallon tank other then bimacs:biggrin2:
PeACe
Tif
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
440
Hi Nini,
There are a few different species of octopus that can be kept in a 55 gallon aquarium. One of the most common being the Briareus. From experince I find that briareus will change color more often and be a little more forgiving whan it comes to water quality but briareus are much more shy than bimacs. There are plently of other octopus that would do well in a 55 gallon aquarium but they are often hard to find and mostly obtained by mistake of a faulty labeling.your best bet would either to get a wild caught briareus or get a captive bred Bimac (If they become available) other than that getting a specific species of octopus is a gamble.

-Tom
 

monty

TONMO Supporter
Staff member
Registered
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
4,884
nini said:
does any1 have a picture of a briareus i could see?

I think Carol posted a bunch of pictures and movies of Igor, you might want to do a forum search on Igor. I'm having some weird network problems, so I can't do that myself right now...
 

Top