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i wouldnt mind getting my hands on a blue ring. have a perfect set up for one and had one but he died. believe we got an old one would love a baby . and yes i do understand the risk but people do the same thing with snakes and spiders and scorpions that can all kill you
 

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I am looking for an octopus, any kind would be fine but no blue ring octopus ( I have kids :smile:) PM me if anyone is selling one or know where I can get my hands on one. Thanks
 

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Octopus Briareus - young

I believe I will have a post tomorrow on anywhere from two to four very young O. briareus available from K&P Aquatics (the collectors who sent me Yeti and Octavia as well as many others over the years). There were two photos (labeled octo#2 and octo#4) in my email tonight but no associated text. I have let them know I am likely missing information and expect details tomorrow but I wanted to add a heads up for anyone looking.

This species is well suited for a 65+ warm water species only tank. They are typically shy until somewhere between 4 and 5 months (I am guessing 2-3 months old from the photos, could be younger). Freshly killed shore shrimp works well on a feeding stick at this point but be sure you have lots of pods in the tank. Small hermits might also be a good idea. See Carol's "squid" journal for a current keeper.
 

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O. briareus at K&PAquatics

Kara seems to be having some issues with her beloved phone but I did get two additional emails so I will add teaser photos :sagrin: I have asked them for pricing but if you are interested, contact them directly. Keep in mind that these are VERY young and will need extreme patience and attention for a few months. I recommend having shore shrimp available in a separate tank (a 2 gallon with a small hang on and a filter bag over the intake works well).

O. briareus #1 - CaptFish


O. briareus #2


O. briareus #3


O. brieareus #4 - CaptFish
 

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DWhatley

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You can to to sealifeinc.net s website's contact page or use this email: [email protected] . They are in the process of transitioning to a new website under their new name but progress has been stymied a bit. ATM they are not listed so emailing them is likely the best method. It is odd not to have them respond and I got their messages in an odd order so I suspect problems with their internet.
 

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They are expecting you :biggrin2:

Anyone considering one of these animals, might think about ordering a few hermit crabs if you can't get shore shrimp right away (K&P don't have them as they are much too hard to collect in the keys). I have not had a lot of luck feeding hermits but I just saw Yeti mauling one a few minutes ago. He had to debate between the offered shrimp and the shell but momentarily dropped the shell to take the shrimp :biggrin2:. I believe Yeti is still slightly younger than the smallest of these but they would be close in age. The last one looks to be maybe a month older.
 

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I wondered how long it would take you to notice but I was not going to PM you to rub it in :roll:
 
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