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Live Octopus briareus on Ebay

Nancy

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I hope so, too. The seller says nothing about care. I notice that the seller claims to have caught this little briareus himself. It's very young.

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pilotinho

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I sent a message to the high bidder

I sent a message to the high bidder refering them to this web site if they need a reference on how to care for an Octopus. It might help, and I hope it won't hurt.

~Paul
 

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Ebay Octo

Apparantly Steve is quite the Ceph dude. I am glad he is buying! Here is what he wrote:

Thanks Paul for writting I can tell you really care. I have been raising Octopus and Nautilus for well over 20 years. I bid just to see what would happen because I read about this guy on the web site you refer to. At this time I have between 15 and 22 octopus and 5 nautilus. My total water size is just over 1,500 gal. I have only 2 fish and several other types of sealife. All of our tanks are computer controlled and we have computized two public aquariums also. Again thanks for caring. Steve
 

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pilotinho said:
Thanks Paul for writting I can tell you really care. I have been raising Octopus and Nautilus for well over 20 years. I bid just to see what would happen because I read about this guy on the web site you refer to. At this time I have between 15 and 22 octopus and 5 nautilus. My total water size is just over 1,500 gal. I have only 2 fish and several other types of sealife. All of our tanks are computer controlled and we have computized two public aquariums also. Again thanks for caring. Steve

"Here I am trying to rub two sticks together and this guy's walking around with a Zippo" - Costanza.

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im the winning bidder of that. i have a 150 gallon to put him in. it has been cycling for 8-9 months so he should be happy. let me know what u think
 

Nancy

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I'm a little confused. As far as I can tell, there is more than one briareus being offered.

3000gtman, I'd think a briareus would be happy in your tank. It's a tropical species and will need a higher tank temperature than a bimac.
Also, it's nocturnal, so get some red leds for night viewing. Briareus is a beautiful octopus but may be shy. It may eventually come out more in the day.

Hope you have some good shrimp and crabs on hand!

Let us know what you decide to name it and I add it to our list.

Nancy
 

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Wow! Never know what you're going to find on Ebay!!! Good luck with your new baby and please keep us posted on arrival, acclimation and anything else!!! And we need Pictures!!!!

Carol
 

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