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i got octopus today!!!!

fishkid6692

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i found an octopus at a lfs and i think it's an aculeatus! it's a baby i think!
the mantle is about an inch. it's brown but theres not much more i can tell you. i'm still aclimating it. any ideas what species it is? i'll post pics soon!
 

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I thought you ordered one from swf.com?

There's nothing anyone can tell you from that description as just about every common octopus can appear brown. You need to post pictures.
 

fishkid6692

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he has a blue spot but it goes back to brown and then changes again. its like a little ring of blue but its not a blue ring octo and its only 1 spot. he also has like little horns on top of his eyes. it's hard to get pics atm because he's hiding in the live rock.
 

fishkid6692

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the one i ordered from swf.com was a lot larger than expected, but i found a great home for him! A friend of my parents took him and he is in a 90 gallon tank so he will definetly be happy. both octo's are doing great!!!! he stays in the live rock and ate my emerald crab,2 snails, and a hermit crab within 2 hours of being put in the tank!!! is that unusual? he just started eating rite away!
 

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