My latest ceph

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  1. Aqua Tech

    Aqua Tech O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Just thought I would share some pics of my latest dwarf octopus ",Octopus joubini" named - "OZZY" he has got to be the most friendly one I have had yet. as soon as you come close to the tank it does not matter were he is he ends up right in front of you at the glass and loves the camera, lol I believe he can see his reflection in the lense cause he dances for the camera sometimes, lol maybe little agression as well, but has only inked in the tank first day placed him in but not much just a warning shot.

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    The tank he is in is a holding tank have used a few times to temperarly hold smaller Octopuses until I get an open tank on my invert system. This one is kept at my home for observation purposes. This makes six dwarfs now the oldest being 2.5 years and still going strong, and One Blue Ring who has passed on after 8 months, this being my first.

    Mark,
     
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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Great pictures!

    Where'd you come across a joubini?
     
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    Spence24 GPO Registered

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    Thats a great octo...Love the fact he's so out going. I hope you have allot of fun with this one.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    What a nice looking octopus, but why do you think it's a joubini?
    It doesn't look much like the photos of joubini I've seen.

    So how large is Ozzy - mantle length and leg length?

    Nancy
     
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    Aqua Tech O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I can't actually gaurantee he is a joubini really thats just what he came in as from the wholesaler.

    Leg length is about 6" so he is still small, but fairly large compared to any of the dwarfs I have.

    Unforntunatly in this day and age depending on were you get your Cephs from they don't always come in with the proper names attached to them, as far as i can tell all my Octopuses are the same except for my blue ring of coarse. all come from the same wholesaler. if someone has the ability to judge a species by looks and actions please let me know as my Ceph knowledge is limited in some areas, lol and from what i have read already in othere areas or your forums, we have some VERY knowledgable members here.

    Mark,
     
  6. Spence24

    Spence24 GPO Registered

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    Well, if you want an i.d. a little quicker there is an i.d. my octo section in the forum. Just post some pics and info there and everyone thats qualified will get back to you.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Sometimes it's possible to get the attention of some of the busier ID experts by posting pics in the "ID requests" forum-- I've noticed Roy and Mucktopus seem to respond more to posts there, in particular.

    According to Norman, O. joubini only has "arms to 9cm" so 6" arms might rule it out on size, unless you meant tip-to-tip and Norman meant mouth-to-tip.
     
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    cephbase has been down for a while now.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Hmm... some parts of the website work, while others (like the image database), don't seem to be operational.
     
  11. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    It is not Ocotpus joubini. It looks a lot more like Abdopus from the Indo-Pacific.
     
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    Ya, I don't know why. I will be contacting their admin pretty soon to find out, it has been this way for awhile.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    er, nevermind on my earlier "I'm not sure Roy reads this section" I guess... :smile2:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I think I know why - Ceph Base belongs to the NRCC and they are moving from the University of Texas Medical Branch to Moody Gardens (they have a lot of their own funding). It's a big effort to move (many months and lots of big tanks and equipment) and I imagine Ceph Base is affected, too. I need to phone about some other things, so I'll see what I can find out about Ceph Base.

    Nancy
     
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    Thanks, their email is down so I don't know. They are probably moving their servers, which I am very familiar with.
     
  16. Aqua Tech

    Aqua Tech O. bimaculoides Registered

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    can you specify how you came to this identity? and I don't seem to find much info on that perticualr species either, any ideas?

    Thank You.

    Mark,
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Roy (Neogonodactylus) and Chrissy (Mucktopus) have studied Abdopus aculeatus in the wild quite a bit. I guess there may be other species of Abdopus but I'm not sure what they are; aculeatus was referred to as Octopus aculeatus until recently (2001) I believe, so searching for aculeatus may help (although aculeatus is a common species name, but on TONMO, at least, it's usual the octopus as opposed to the hedgehog or the gastropod). This thread has a paper by Mucktopus on that has some pics at the end of the pdf file:

    http://www.tonmo.com/forums/showthread.php?p=104255
     
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    Soon as i seen the first pic I thought Abdopus too. The arms are much longer than any of the species commonly found in the trade and its only been about a month since I had one that looked exactly the same.

    If you dont mind me saying, even in a quarantine tank you should add a lot more hiding places for the octopus as it will really help it settle in. If you use safe plastic pipes and such like it will be easier to move the octopus when you set up the other tank too.

    Cheers
    Colin
     
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    Were do you get your octos from? because i have been trying to get a diurnal octopus (suchs as an A. Aculeatus). Thanks
     
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    Aqua Tech O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I get them through a local wholesaler, unfortunatly I don't disclose this info unless you have a valid business ID, i hope you understand why. As for the tank setup I make my own custom tufa rock and I had removed some to take pics but I agree you need lots of hiding spaces, but this octo seems to never use them, lol. he comes out when ever anyone comes in the room. Just so everyone knows I was not questioning anyones knowledge or ability just curious about what i can do to help identify species thats all.

    Thank you all for your advice though.

    Mark,
     

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