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Glowing Eye Spots

skywindsurfer

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I found a picture on the internet a few days ago of a juvenile bimac with a vibrant purple eye spot. Was this photo shop or is there a certain light spectrum that will cause normally blue eye spots to glow different colors, and are they safe for the animals?
 

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It would be helpful if you posted a link to the picture but lighting will certainly bring out the colors and both bimac and hummelincki can display the eyespot very boldly.
 

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I think it is just a great pic that happened to capture the light and the eye-spot perfectly.
 

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You don't think there is a specific light spectrum that could turn the blue eye spots other colors like a black light or purple actinics?
 

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I have seen my hummelincki display just as brilliant a blue in my 55 gallon tank which only has household fluorescent lights. so no I dont believe it is lighting related.
 

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I just google'd Octopus Bimaculatus and that picture came up and the person who posted it labeled it as such. It's a beautiful octopus none the less. So is Octopus Mototi available in the aquarium trade? Does it almost always keep that color patern?
 

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Late to the ballgame but the body does not look at all like a bimac but the stripe pattern does look like the pictures I have seen of Mototi. One of our member's father amazed locals by catching them only to find out later that they were poisonous (sadly, I cannot locate the thread).
 

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I have always thought they were deadly like the blue ring but, looking for information does not confirm or deny that understanding. Here is a nice video of one in situ. You can clearly see the stripes and ring forming when it is disturbed.
 

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DWhatley;179410 said:
Late to the ballgame but the body does not look at all like a bimac but the stripe pattern does look like the pictures I have seen of Mototi. One of our member's father amazed locals by catching them only to find out later that they were poisonous (sadly, I cannot locate the thread).
I remember that. I found this... Is it what you where talking about?
 

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I must say that I'm very tempted to seek out one of these little guys, though I would really like to learn more about this "poisonous" bit. That was a great video.
 

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