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drakanorn

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i didn't know he would grow this fast o.o actually i thought he was just about full grown when i got him.
how big is his mantle supposed to get anyway?
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i think the first pic is the third day i had him and the second is a little of a month later (yesterday)
my measurements are a ruff estimate but is you look at the proportions of his eyes and mantle you can see hes gotten allot bigger.

the 3 arms that he arrived missing now range from 4-6 inches
pic from a week ago
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anouther pic
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Nancy

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Could you please comment on the hours that Fluffy keeps. Briareus is a nocturnal species but many of them change their habits to be around when their owner is active. When is Fluffy out and about?

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drakanorn

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he pops his head out when i get home (4-6pm) then hes usually partially visible keeping an eye on the tv and myself until around feeding time and 6-7pm then he will come out and let me know hes hungry crawling across the glass and following my hand/face across the glass. feeding the way i do it last about an hour(my pic taking time) then he goes back to perching around and watching but hes more interactive during this time of day. past 10 when the lights are out he gets more active, this is usually when he plays with the balls in his tank(he also does this to some extent during feeding)
 

SandV

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fluffy

I am lookin into gettin a briareus, and i would like to know what you feed him, what he likes most, and do you have a picture of your set up(skimmer, filtration,hood and how it is secured..... also want to know if the astro turf will work for these guys.....are you in the USA, if so, where do you order live crabs from so they arent super expensive? thanks
 

drakanorn

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i feed fluffy silversiders for the most part but i also give him prawn every once in a wiel. he seems to like silver siders more than anything. iv tried giving him chopped muscle once but he didnt eat it. i havnt tried crabs yet but most people get them from this site http://www.aquaculturestore.com/swinverts.html i can get som tank pics later today.
 

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Where, and in what form, do you purchase silversides. A number of people have tried them as octopus food. How large are they?

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drakanorn

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frozen silver side. iv tried a few different brands, but i'm using ocean nutrition silversides at the moment. these are diffidently the biggest iv seen with the largest reaching five inches long. in some brand 3 inches is large. i get them from my LFS or petsmart/co.
 

drakanorn

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frozen silver side. iv tried a few different brands, but i'm using ocean nutrition silversides at the moment. these are diffidently the biggest iv seen, with the largest reaching almoast 4 1/2 inches long. in some brand 3 inches is large. i get them from my LFS or petsmart/co.
 

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