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91lxstang

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im gonna get another tank for my room maybe like a 125 gal and i want to get a bigger octo then my bimac i have now cause hes 4 months old now and hasnt really grown...... i want one that will be the size of the one in the "squirt" video we have in the video gallery..... what kind is that??? my bimac's mantle is maybe the size of a golf ball with about 6-8 inch arms
 

91lxstang

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btw i didnt mean for that thread above ^ to sound like i didnt want my bimac anymore cause hes awesome and i def would NEVER think about not havin him....
 
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A Bimac will get to around 2ft arm length. If you want something bigger your best bet would be a O.vulgaris they get bigger and live longer. I'm not sure what the one in the video is but if you want bigger vulgaris would probably be the easiest large octopus to get.

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Are you offering live crabs, shrimp, clams ext. and are you mixing it up? such as crabs on week, shrimp the next type thing. thats what I offer and mine has trippled its size in the last few months.


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Are you sure it's a bimac? I've never had a bimac, so I'm not really sure how fast they grow, but I know their arms get to about 20 in. or more. Where did you get him?

Ben
 

91lxstang

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i feed him frozen shrimp ALOT but every few weeks ill give him fiddlers....im gonna start feeding him different things each week..... what do u guys suggest??
 
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Other species besides bimacs have blue eyespots. I would think if it were a bimac you would have noticed some growth. Do you know where it was collected?

Ben
 

91lxstang

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no i do not know where he was collected but if u give me some characteristics of a bimac i could tell u if he was one...... also.... is there a place online where i can buy cheap fiddler crabs??
 

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