[Octopus]: ET - Octopus Hummelincki

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This arrived at UPS this morning from KP Aquatics. Philipp said they have not seen any octos since Hurricane Irma except for a few very young animals they found when bringing in live rock but this little girl (I think, have not had a good look at her out in the open) happened to be close to shore last week and he collected her for me.
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Three color changes just a few seconds apart. ET has an eye spot but it is very small and hard to detect. He/she keeps the tips of all arms rolled up most of the time so I am not yet sure of the sex. At times, it does appear that the third right arm is coiled more than the others but that may be wishful thinking. ET seems to be quite curious and is already coming out to observe us at dinner or whenever I sit in front of the tank.


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Because she has been so curious, I approached her while she was out and she let me gently touch her head between the eyes. She played approach and leave with me for 15-20 min (will look at actual times after videos upload to my computer).

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