Meet G2!

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  1. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Jess and I went to Pa on Friday and of course stopped at our favorite pet warehouse and of course had to come home with another octo that they had. I think it maybe another pigmy like Rummler was. It has the eyespot but it's different from the Bimacs. Major attitude!!! Just like Rummler had! Anyway, he survived the trip back just fine and when I got home, I checked my water parameters, did a 50 percent water change and dripped him for about 45 minutes. I like to let them come out of the bag on their own, so I dumped most of the water out and let him float till he felt comfortable to emerge. He inked very slightly as he left the bag and then proceeded to catch any and every crab he could hold! Took up residence in Rummlers old barnicle and even has dragged some shells as a door! The colorations are amazing compared to Inklet!! I really think this could be another pigmy.

    I kind of have gotten used to being surrounded by octos!!!

    Anyway here are the first pictures!!! :mrgreen:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Carol,

    Hey, I think I'm the first to welcome G2 (and why is he called G2?)
    He's a cute little guy. I hope you get lots more pics of him.

    Nancy
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Very cool looking octo, but I cant tell what he is??????????


    what a good excuse to post lots more pics... please?
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Neato! Cool orange too. :D
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Carol,

    I was curious - now that you've had a chance to see a bit more of G2, do you think he's is the same species as Rummler?

    Nancy
     
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    Ceph Roy O. bimaculoides Registered

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    awsome pics 8)
     
  7. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Nancy!

    I am still not sure...His eyespots reminded me of Rummlers, but not of Inklet. Today when I got home from work he was hanging 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the barnicle, watching, flashing colors. He's a little piglet! Must have been really hungry! Here's a few more pictures. Everytime I go near the tank he seems like he's up to something. He tries to hide, sort of so I'm wondering if he was wild caught. Thought I saw some blue flashing where the eyespots are!!!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Carol,

    G2 is quite good at textures as well as colors.

    I would imagine he was wild caught since only the tank bred bimacs are readily available.

    Really enjoying the wonderful pics of G2.

    Nancy
     
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    Carol,

    have you ever asked the LFS where the octos were shipped from? That might help a bit
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Colin!

    Called the store this afternoon and all they could tell me was Carribean. Sooo....we know it's not a Bimac. I kind of knew cause of the different colorations. Sometimes hes white with spots all over him and I have never had a bimac that looked as red as he did on arrival. I'm gonna do some web surfing and see what I can uncover. He doesn't have that look of a vulgaris. I'm still thinking some kind of pigmy.

    And Nancy... It was Jess's turn to name him so she picked G2 from Inspector Gadget 2.

    Carol
     
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    Sweet octo there carol,

    G2 looks awesome!!
     
  12. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    that helps a lot Carol...

    would you say that is a definte eyespot on the webbing?
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Octopus filosus, the Caribbean Two-spot Octopus, has an eye spot with an iridescent blue ring in the form of unbroken chain links. They lay small eggs (which you observed in Rummler). Body reaches 7 cm (a little under 3 inches) and arms to 30 cm (not quite 12 inches). Is found in the Caribbean Sea from Florida to Brazil.

    You need to get out your magnifying glass for the eyestpots!

    Nancy
     
  15. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    some of the picture son this site are of an octo i had which i thought was filosus.. the blue ring was very obvious as was the peachy orange suckers...

    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/introduction.php

    check out the bottom two pics here
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am still not sure. Haven't seen that kind of a ring except on the bimacs. When I did a search your page came up but I thought it was a pic of a baby bimac. Hmmmmm.....The one link I posted looks exactly like the texture and markings he does.

    Carol
     
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    moron_aaron O. bimaculoides Registered

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    aaron

    hey tats cool .anyway is that the smallest octopus there is to be kept in an aquarium?and if so can the tank be betwen 10and 20g?
     

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