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briarus , is it a fun species to keep as bimac

marinerules

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????


i may get one cause i have found a source , and they are already a little larger, wh ich is a plus in my case, cause im not wanting a tiny octo.


are they as fun
as bimac


do they change color as often ect ?
 

Nancy

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Every species is different - you can observe and learn from all of them. Briareus is not kept as often as bimaculoides, partly because its usually wild caught.

Bimacs need a cooler tank, but briareus is a more tropical species.

Briareus is nocturnal but may eventually come out in the daytime. It has a beautiful irridescent tone at times. In order to watch its activities, you can install red leds or even moonlights so that you can see it at night.

Nancy
 
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theys octopus change color sooo much its beautiful but they are not a playful as I hear from some of the threads I have a briarus and he is a cutty but I have never kept a bimac.
 
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i just got a briarus 2 days ago and he is very active and not shy at all. he is very smart and does very crazy color changes. if u have nay more questions let me know and ill be glad to answer.
greg
 
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his mantle is a little over an inch and his arms are about 8 inches all streched out.
i this the largest he can get is 24 inch arms but not too sure about the matle.
my talk is 78.7
i would pry bring your tank up to atleast 77 because he is a carribean reef octo.

any more questions please feel free to ask

greg
 

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