Introducing- Dr. Pus (pics)

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  1. Ocho

    Ocho Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hey Everyone!

    I finally got some pics of my Bimac that I recieved August 8th from Octopets after months of waiting. Had the tank set up since last November, and I only had a damsel in there for cycling until about early August when I removed him. Talk about patience! But it was definetly worth the wait! It gave me more time to spend here listening and learning about how to properly care for him. He is currently in a critter cage inside of my 50g that will eventually be his home. The 50g is plumbed through the wall into the garage with the chiller, a 29g sump, and 29g live feeder storage tank.

    Setup:

    Mag 9.5 for the 50g
    EV-180 skimmer w/ Mag 7
    Arctica DBA-075 1/10hp Chiller w/ Mag7
    which also flows to the 29 feeder tank.

    Water Parameters:

    Temp- 72.5
    Salinty- 1.025
    pH- 8.2
    Ammonia- 0 ppm
    Nitrite- 0 ppm
    Nitrate- 10 ppm
    Copper- 0

    "Dr. Pus"
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    I also have a digital video camera and I have great footage of him but I am not sure how to post it here for you guys. If anyone can help me it it would be benificial to the Octo community, since there seems to be a shortage of octo vids. We can never get enough! Thanks!
     
  2. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    He's beautiful!!!!! Love the name!!!How big is he now? Does he eat daily? As to the video, believe you send it to Tony and he posts.

    Carol
     
  3. cthulhu77

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    Congratulations on a wonderful tank design, and an equally wonderful octopus !!! More, more !!!

    greg
     
  4. Cephkid

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    :welcome: Dr. Pus! Hooray for octopus! :party:
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to Dr. Pus! :welcome: :octopus:

    I'll add him to the List of Our Octopuses!

    What a nice home you've made for him - Dr. Pus looks quite content.

    Looking forward to more pics and videos!

    Nancy
     
  6. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    What a gorgeous little guy! Great pics too!
     
  7. Parabola

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    My first post on this forum is dedicated to that beautiful cephalopod. . . .
     
  8. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome, Parabola! :welcome:

    Yes, Dr. Pus is a beautful cephalopod!

    Nancy
     
  9. Parabola

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    Thank you Nancy. I like it here, perhaps I will stay a while.
     
  10. erich orser

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    Hi, Dr. Pus! Your blue spots are very striking! Ocho, you've got a real stunner there!

    Parabola,

    :welcome:
     
  11. Ocho

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    Thanks for the comments!! He was flashing colors and moving around the tank when I took the pics because he knows when I move the lights its time for food! I feed him twice a day,3 or 4 clams about 1/2" in size, with the occasional hermit crab as a treat. He is about the size of a 50 cent piece (mantle about 3/4").

    More!
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    (In the 2nd pic you can see him holding a baby clam)
    (In the 3rd Pic the red light is the record light from my camera)
     
  12. Ocho

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    Here are some shots of his tank:

    His critter cage
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    His tank at night with the red night observation light on
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    Dr. Pus again!
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    His name is pronounced Docta' Pus, like Dr. but ghetto style.
    Dr. Pus the Octopus!
     
  13. cthulhu77

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    and a very content octo he looks to be !!!
    quite nice !

    greg
     
  14. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    he's way cool cant beleive he's so small!!

    What do you keep in his critter tank?
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    is that a red flouresent tube whered u get it?
    ive just got a red colored flood light hanging from my ceiling and it sucks been looking for a red tube?
     
  16. Ocho

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    Yeah he's a baby Bimac from Octopets. He is the only thing in the critter cage besides his rock and some sand. But outside of it I have a pencil sea urchin, tiger sea cucumber, chocolate chip star, and snails from the beach here in Los Angeles, + a ton of pods.

    No actually it is not a flourescent, it is a 25 watt red reptile incandescent bulb. I also looked for flourescent since I didn't want it to give off a lot of heat but this bulb is only 25 watts so heat is minimal.
     
  17. Parabola

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    why are you keeping him in a critter cage?
     
  18. Ocho

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    I keep him in the critter cage because my tank isn't octo proof for an octo this small. He needs to be a little larger so he won't escape through the overflow, etc. It is also nice to be able to keep track of where he is so I know he is eating and healthy. If he was in the big tank it would be hard to find him. I have one of the inputs from the pump pushing a current at the cage for circulation.
     
  19. Parabola

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    Nice. Those are gorgeous pictures by the way. . . . . . .
     
  20. Cephkid

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    What kind of camera are you using?
     

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