[Octopus]: My new Octo (O. Vulgaris?)

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  1. Aidan Conti

    Aidan Conti Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hey guys, my names Aidan and im new here. Got the opportunity to buy an octopus from a trusted local fish store. only have one picture of him/her as its hanging at the fish store while I octo-proof this week. I was curious if anyone could verify it is a Vulgaris. The LFS owner is 80% certain, has experience and only buys octos from one diver who catches in the Caribbean/florida area. Id love to hear some other opinions. Also not sure whether male or female, itd help me pick a name if anyone could help on that front. anyway he/she is a beauty and i cant wait to get it home! Thanks for all the amazing reading on this website everyone!

    plz let me know if the picture link doesn't work for you and if theres a better way to do it

    https://goo.gl/photos/TmjMw77sBYsZJq5U9
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Your new friend is an Octopus briareus (Common Caribbean Octopus). I am looking forward to your journal and more photos!

    You can directly upload pictures by dragging them onto your post if you have them on a local disk drive or by clicking the square with the sun and mountain and adding a URL to a .jpg (unfortunately the link provided does not render this way).
     
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    Annabellam Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    It's pretty adorable. Cannot wait to see more up close photos. Also pretty new no idea how to tell whether it's male or female? All i know is that it's cute:smile2:
     
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    welcome. Great looking octo.
     
  5. Aidan Conti

    Aidan Conti Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks for the info! A nice little surprise, I was looking forward to it being super active but I will say I was a little intimidated by it getting large as this is my first octo. It will be housed in a 125 so he/she should be quite happy!
     
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    @Aidan Conti Here is a link to a thread that may help you decide if the octo is male or female. There is a photo of an O. briareus male in the group.
     
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    What a beautiful octopus! Be sure to post lots of photos when your octo arrives.
    And welcome to the site!

    Nancy
     

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