Marcus & Crush

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  1. Goodwin9

    Goodwin9 Blue Ring Registered

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    Marcus managed somehow to slip through the divider in the tank and is now buddies with Crush. Or at least I think so? They have been hanging on to each other for the past several hours. Can any help out and let me know if I should try and catch Marcus and put him back on his side of the tank, or do you think that they will be alright together. Here are a couple of photos of them together.

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  2. Armstrong

    Armstrong Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    what sex are they? It sounds and looks like mabye...their mating?
     
  3. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Interesting the different colorations. I have no idea if this is a good thing or not. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon. Personally, I would reseparate them.
     
  4. Goodwin9

    Goodwin9 Blue Ring Registered

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    They moved all around the tank as one...how would a person know what sex they are? Anyhow, I finally decided to net one and put him back on the other side and I got lucky and apparently caught Marcus as he went right to his cave. Hope this isn't going to be an every day thing.......
     
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    The animal that is lighter in coloration is definitely not a willing participant... notice how the brown octopus has its arms touching the other octopus and the lighter octopus is not reciprocating. If possible, I would keep them separate - maybe add another divider on Marcus' side.
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    those both look identical to my vulgaris...
     
  7. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    The orange one has an eyespot in both pics.
     

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