Trinity O. bimaculoides

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I got my bimac from Joe-Ceph today! Thank you Conrad! He send some goodies too! A few sea stars and some snails... I have a COLD WATER TANK! Not just and octopus! YAY!

Ok sorry I will calm down now. I am just thrilled with having him do this for me.

Here are some pics...

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QueenB

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:welcome: Little one! Grats on your new addition! Sure is a looker! Your making me jealous! I can't wait for my tank to cycle.

Any thoughts on names? I'm scratching my head thinking on future names to choose from. We need to have a thread for Octo name suggestions. lol
 
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Very nice! :welcome: Trinity! You have 3? My my, someone's been busy!
How lucky are you? I am curious about her size too, she looks tiny. Pretty cushion star. You must have your hand full. (in a good way)
Can't believe how much has happened in the few days I was absent :-/
 
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QueenB;173993 said:
Lovely name. Any idea on age? Measurements? She's beautiful!

Shes actually quite small compared Isis my other bimac. I would say her mantel is about the size of of a kiwi only not as round.
Joe-Ceph catches his octopuses all the time and says that these are small (babies) so I will hopefully have her for a while. The longest I have been able to keep an octopus is 3 months. So I pray she lives at least a good while.

Lmecher;174019 said:
Very nice! :welcome: Trinity! You have 3? My my, someone's been busy!
How lucky are you? I am curious about her size too, she looks tiny. Pretty cushion star. You must have your hand full. (in a good way)
Can't believe how much has happened in the few days I was absent :-/

:biggrin2: I have been quite busy. And yes I have 3. If Conrad had had his way I would have had 4! :lol: Of course I was tempted but my 5th tank wont be set up for some time and I would like it to be set up slowly with no rush involved. Right now Baby is still hiding. I am worried that she will be nocturnal. I am not up at 3 am so seeing her would be difficult. I am going to go pick up some live shrimp at the bait shop soon. Both Baby and Trinity, have eaten while acclimating so I wont worry for a few days.

I havent really been posting a lot about tanks and what not lately so its easy that you wouldnt have known whats going on. I do have my hands full :biggrin2: in a good way. I love having multiples.
 
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She was opening and eating small live muscles (.5 - .75"), but the last one she had was about four days ago. I don't feed bimacs shrimp very often, because I think they prefer scallop, and in the tiny quantities an octopus eats, the price difference is negligible. The trick is to find a place that sells loose scallop meat, so that you can buy two or three ounces at a time, instead of a big package. Where I live, Costco sells loose seafood on Fridays and Saturdays.
I kept a local shrimp with a bimac, and it was very hard for the bimac to catch the shrimp (it took almost a year). I don't think they eat shrimp much in the wild, and I'm not sure how good a food source it is, especially farmed shrimp. I'm sure it's good, but I suspect scallop is better.

Don't worry about it being nocturnal. It'll learn to associate you with food and come out when you're around. Remember, it just came from a tide pool, where it pays for little animals to stay hidden, so it'll take a little while for those street smarts to wear off. Once it feels safe it'll come out when you're around, just to keep an eye on you.
 

SueAndHerZoo

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Wow, congrats - Trinity is beautiful! I'm so jealous - you can actually SEE your bimac without a magnifying glass. LOL Hopefully if I can keep my little buggers alive I will be able to, too.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Sue
 

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