My recent line of thinking with cephs has been for me to put together a small group of bimacs so that I can rear them towards a breeding project... This is actually fairly tricky for us in the UK as they are not sold as commonly as they are in the USA.
As you all probably know, IDing an octopus is hit and miss at best, so this newest species I have (instead of a group of bimacs so far) is tentatively called O. aculeatus...
I have read as much info as I can and the octo is from Indonesia and the descriptions I have read fit this species. One of its most outstanding features is the longarms compared to mantle length. I have had a Long Arm octo before, but different from this one. Arms ~ 30cm and mantle at 6cm or so.
This octopus has easily got the best camouflage of any species i have ever seen. It is really tricky to spot, even for someone used to seeing an octo-shape in the tank. This one beats all!!!
It is feeding well on wild caught shore crabs and prawns.
The octopus is totally diurnal and wont get as big as a bimac, what an ideal species to be kept in the smaller tank (from 10-30 gals)
Now, all i need is for this to be a gravid female that lays large eggs! (wishfull thinking)
Here are a couple of pics (its a difficult one to see in the viewfinder LOL)