Believe she's an O. Bocki

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  1. Erica

    Erica Larval Mass Registered

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    This is Nymphadora, I've had her for a little over a month now :) LFS said she's from the Pacific.
     

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    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    O. boki is a dwarf octo with arms to 8 cm. It's hard to tell from your photos, but she looks a bit big for that. She looks like a macro pus with those long arms. Also, do you see a pair of large dark spots on the underside of the mantle? Now that you know what to look for, she's never going to show you that part of her body...
     
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    Erica Larval Mass Registered

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    I've never seen any spots on her. She's almost a rusty red to a deep red color most of the time.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    @Erica, I vote with @sedna on the Id. We have recently decided that this common red nocturnal is Callistoctopus aspilosomatis a nice tank sized nocturnal usually from the Philippines. You can use the search function for O. macropus or the species name for more journals on this little guy. I have kept a couple and found them very interactive (albeit at 3:00 AM) and very hardy.
     
  5. Erica

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    Thank you guys! :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    What a charming name you've given her!
    Nancy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    With your permission, I would like to rename your thread to Nymphadora - Callistoctopus aspilosomatis and move it to the journals section with hopes that you will keep a record of your adventures with her.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hi @Erica, how's Nymphadora doing? I agree with @DWhatley, let's get a journal going with this one!
    :octopus:
     

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