[Octopus]: Loc - Callistoctopus aspilosomatis - The Ceph Stork!

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  1. Jocco

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    I don't know about you, but when I get the call that a new ceph is waiting for me, there is a rush of excitement.

    And a rush to gather towels, a bucket, the water... and other stuff not recommended for a human baby, but they joke about in movies.

    Just got the call!

    But I'm stuck between tank cleanings, water changes, have no car, and bf Rocco is at work until LFS closes today... ugh!!!

    LFS says it is redish at rest, and smaller than one of those blue handball when curled up.

    I hope so! If it was bigger, or as big, when curled up, I'm going to need a bigger tank.

    Currently prepping the red light :(
    If my time here has taught me anything, my only guess so far, is that the new octopus is nocturnal.

    But... they could be wrong... they have been before. Right? Eh? Haha.

    Updates to come, on a properly named thread soon!
     
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    Waiting for baby photos ;)
     
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    Gray and hiding in acclimation keeper.

    Saw it briefly from the car to the house.

    I saw reds, browns, teal/green, gray.

    Told missing 1 leg, will get us another if it dies too quick.
    Told me that it was with the company for 2 months or so, or that it was 2 months old.
    My lfs usually goes thru someone else.

    Time will tell.
     
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    Tank was just cleaned.

    The pencil urchin is giving off a milky film... wtf?
     
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    Took two tiny pieces of shrimp.

    Started acclimation at 8:45pm.

    Was a bit before our last cleaning, so the Urchin was just eliminating.
     
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    2 pics so far... nothing to write home about...

    Luckily the keeper is clear and the shell the lfs brought it in has no bottom. Currently hiding under the shell.
     

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    They gave us a bunch of barnacles too!
    We put under shells, under rocks, over rocks, between things, next to the sand.

    Let's see where it goes!
     

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    Took another tiny piece of shrimp. The ends of a couple of the legs look short, flat, eaten or something. It's still tight, can't see the legs fully.

    This might be quite a test in nursing it back to some semblance of health... or better.
     
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    Took another piece of shrimp.
     

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    It is spawning
     
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    Ok, Check. Good sign?
     
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    2 videos upon putting the kritter keeper into the main tank. Ignore the commentary. We have people over who have never watched the process, lol.




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    Not bad but it freaks people out sometimes. Sometimes males can be induced to spawn by changing the water temp, females are harder to induce. I spent some time trying to get a pair to produce offspring. Lot of male material but little or nothing from the suspected female.

    The dune buggy tire eyes (along with two new threads) have me guessing O. bocki.
     
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    Great. Nocturnal. Shy. Small egg. Hard to keep in the tank. Short lived.

    Challenge accepted... ?

    We turned the lights off. I might tilt the keeper inside the main tank to encourage escape.
     
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    Oh gosh... Can I Buy this Octo? ... really?

    My hope and patience is about to be put through the gamut.

    Yep, red/brown, splotchy, and teal/green patches... I guess it was a shimmer... but it definitely looked like a patch. Weak coloring at the moment, walking from car to house it was much darker.

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    oi oi oi...

    AND after all this time btw, LFS said the glass shrimp are inexpensive and live a bit in salt water too. Are they good for food, at least for a young octo like this one? Poor thing is all messed up.

    Should I keep it in the carrier? Lid off. Built it a home in there? If it gets out, it gets out into the main tank?

    No... ugh... I know... I know...
    just being greedy... Misty truly spoiled us, lol.

    It has teeny hermits, going to get glass shrimp tomorrow too, instead of fiddlers. I cannot believe they're so inexpensive. Not as inexpensive as frozen... but I doubt we'll be able to find the little bugger once it picks a den.

    Its now 1:15am and I've seen it stick arms out from under that shell a few times. No major outings like in the video.
     
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    And in true octopus form... at 1:22am it makes a total liar out of me.

    Definitely out from under that shell, sitting on the back side, eyeing me up.

    No sudden movements, and the light is out. Only octo owners would see what I see right now, esp in a photo... if I moved.

    Great.
     
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    Has 3 of the back legs, missing a good bit of the front and side 5.

    Doing laps in the tank now. Feeling around a bit on the sand, staying low for now. Seems to favor the side with Octo Rock, left side of the tank. Exploring the shells and space ship, not really the barnacles. I quickly read through a few threads, and they like the refuse, shells, low parts. It's a lean-to sort of ceph.

    2:23am
     
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    Released itself after lights out


    Turned on lights briefly for footage purposes


    Lights are back off now.
     
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    Pics from when it initially made me into a liar... into lights on during filming... to back off to see the legs on glass.
     

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