Kenny's Journal

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  1. Bigpapa

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    Ok, those of you whom I have communicated with will know why I used this name from Southpark. Anywho, I got him from Aquaculture on tuesday as well and wanted to wait a few days before posting this after my last few tries. I am having the same things Simple is having and I think I have the same little guy as well. I still had some fiddlers in the tank so I think he has eaten them as I have seen there husks.
    Every night he seems to come out and find a place on the glass to "hang out" then by the time daylight comes in he is hiding again. Tonight I left for a half our to come back and see him on the glass-I went to thaw a shrimp to try one with him and came back and he was gone again lol grr. Soo, I will try to keep this updated and post photos when I get better ones. For now, these are from the first day when he came:
     

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    yup that looks like mine, cept mine has never even gone on the glass. And i doubt mines eating. But i did see her see her out at night. Well good luck with yours hopefully you can figure out something to coax them out that i can try with one
     
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    How bout the "horns"? I had not seen that on prior ones before.
     
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    oh no i dont think mine had the horns, but they can change texture as well so that may be the reason for them. He doesnt appear to have them in the pic of him acclimating..
     
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    I have a video of him when he first got in the tank--working on uploading it now--prob about 10 min I will post the link.
     
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    If you octopus comes out at night, then he's probably nocturnal :smile:

    Don't loose hope, he may adapt a bit to your schedule, or even a lot.
    Few seem to be as nocturnal as the mercatoris. But you might try viewing with a red light to appreciate your octopus right now.

    So welcome to Kenny.

    Nancy
     
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    Cool :)
     
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    LOL, I think I actually need a heater for this guy--I have been worried bout my tank being to warm for a bimac but acording to the reading this guy likes it between 80 and 98-- lol omg, I need a warming blanket
     
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    yea it sort of seems like mine, at least from the few times ive seen mine. Just wondering, how big is your tank? and how much live rock is in it. I was thinking of taking some out of mine to give it more space to move around and swim. (i have 100 lbs)
     
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    65 gallon with 60lbs live rock
     
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    i have him in a 110 gallon so i guess hell be ok. Man its stressful not to see my octo, but im sure everything will be fine with both of ours..
     
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    I feel your pain
     
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    I love the "spikey" look of these guys. My mercs can form eye horns but not do the all over spikey thing. Good luck and keep posting your observations!
     
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    He came out in the night and created a small "nest" as best I can describe it in the corner on the sand!! I will see if I can get a photo but I might wait a few days as to not desturb him-- Basically its like a 2 inch wide concave depression in the sand that he has nestled down into. Then he blends his skin color to match! Really neat!

    update- here is a photo of when I came home frrom work and he had left the nest to go back to the rocks. Kind of hard to show the depression but here it is.
     

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    He's out!! I doubled up the red paper and put the light on a timer to go off at 7pm. At about 8pm he came out to the left side of the tank again. This time he bounced up n down from the back of the tank to the front. Each time going a bit up as well. The only time stopping was when he would notice me. I dont dare pop the top to offer food though. I will wait till some more comfortableness. LOL, right now I can see that he just reached an arm up out of the water on the glass-- man I just want to interact...oh well the time will come, I just hope he will come out in the day too once he is more comfortable.
     
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    Wow im very glad your's is interacting, hopefully it means it wont be long till mine does..I didnt see her at all today though. Can you please tell me what goes on around her tank during the day, because i try to make it as comfortable as possible by moving slowly, having her tank lights off all day, only with the red lights on, and i also try not to do much in there besides sleep and go on my laptop, but still nothing..please any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    To be honest, no set structure yet, His tank is in my living room so anytime you walk in here it is near the tank. I think they are just a nervous breed at first--I guess as I would be too in the same senerio. I did the flashlight thing like you did too, lol I still do a bit to see if there are random fiddlers in there too. I did raise the temp to about 82 during the last 24 hrs so that might also be helping with the activity level. Dont get me wrong--this is the first time I have seen him since yesterday morning so its not like I have seen much difference yet--lol thats y I am too nervous to reach in and try to feed him myself.
     
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    Dam, while I was typing that last post I noticed kenny shoot from the bottom to the top and back again. I looked away to finish typing and he is gone into hiding again.. grrrr oh well I will be up awhile..
     

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