O. Briareus

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Hes arrived and BEAUTIFUL!!!

When I opened the bag he/she was sleeping and had the normal blue green coloring. Once (she for the time I guess) realized I was messing with the bag she became redish brown in color. She still hasnt moved nor have I seen her open her eyes. But shes breathing and is being acclimated. Her ph was really low which is no surprise. It will be a long acclimation. I figure at least 3 hours. Wish us luck!
 
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From what I can tell she only has 6 of her arms. Shes checking out the bag and has already told be to back off once by trying to spit water at me lol. I offered her some shrimp and she took it straight away! I am so excited! Keeping fingers crossed.
 
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UGH!!! ok so apparently I had a MASSIVE die off of last night, cause I tested the ammonia and it was through the roof... so I did a LARGE water change only it had little to no effect. So now I have to acclimate her to my 35 gallon tank and pray that its ok for a small time. Either that or leave her there. Ideas?
 

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i would put her with the best water quality....what was the die off? how long have these tanks been running? why the die off?
 
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The tank I was going to put her in has been set up for about a year. The die of is the food I put in there yesterday in anticipation of this octo. It was my stupid mistake that caused it. I probably didnt acclimate them well enough or something (I was kinda in a hurry) with a pta meeting and dinner bedtime blah blah ya know. And now I'm paying for it... in spades. I hope she will be ok. She is so pretty.

The second tank I am putting her in now has only been set up for a few days however everything in it is from my other tanks... nothing new or even new water so it should be ok at least for a short time if I have to move her again.
 

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good luck i would put her with the best water quality, but hopefully those with more experience will chime in...
 
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I got mine from Tom same as you. Right now shes pretty freaked. Its been hours and she still isnt in the tank. I have her finishing acclimation now so hopefully she will be finished in about a half hour to an hour. I am trying to go VERY slow because of all the crude thats gone on. I had already started acclimating her to the other tank when I noticed that something didnt smell right. Then I tested and then freaked out my own self.
 

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