Meet Thomas Jr

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    Thomas Jr. looks great! What excellent first pics!
    Welcome to Thomas Jr.!

    Nancy
     
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    Thomas Jr. is so cute! :welcome: T.J.
     
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    It looks like something tried to get him (maybe a big crab or lobster), because when I found him he had the tip of one arm that's been bitten/torn off, you may even be able to tell from the photos.

    I am trying not to bug him too much, right now I'm showing him Thomas' old toys, they seem to be interesting to him :wink:
     
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    Welcome TJ! He looks very active!

    J
     
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    More pics, I re-arranged the tank, made the pirate treasure chest the centerpiece this time, stood up the PVC pipe, moved them all away from the sides, this will make it easier to clean the glass!

    So this is what an octopus playground looks like :mrgreen:

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    Meanwhile, you can see Thomas Jr's future dinner companions at the local hermit crab hangout:

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    Wow! and you caught him local? he looks like one healthy octopus best of luck!
     
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    Thomas Jr. is soo cute! You are really lucky (and the hermit crabs are not so lucky...).
     
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    wow! he is great!!! cant wait to here mor about him... btw since you have owned octos before, how do you acclimate them cause i cant find that but i know everything else... mine should be here soon
     
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    I use the same thing for all my fish and invertebrates, which is the drip method. I haven't lost anything yet that I've brought back from the ocean or the local fish store.

    You basically just run a length of small airline tubing from the main tank to the bucket and start the flow, then tie a knot in the tubing so that it drips slowly into the container.

    This allows them to acclimate slowly to the temperature, ph, and salinity of the tank.
     
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    Sorry Nancy I just now saw this!

    I am using a Canon Poweshot, I believe it's an A510 (not looking at it right now). Flash is set to OFF, using close-up (Macro) mode (the little flower symbol), and remembering to keep the camera as steady as I can when I press the shutter button (holding it with 2 hands helps, unless I have a toy in the other hand) :mrgreen:
     

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