New LFS octopus

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  1. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    My LFS has a new octopus from the caribbean. Arms about 5-6 inches, mantel about 1-2 inches, nocturnal, yellowish-white brown skin at rest, cash reddish brown when agitated, no visible eye spot, slight purplish color around suction disks, very long arms compared to mantel, skin texture rough. I want to say vulgaris because it doesn't look like briareus. Need help asap please.
     
  2. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    It certainly could be, any pictures available?
     
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    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    Sorry. I do, but since we're in the middle of a move our internet isn't set up yet. I'm using my phone right now. I can only email them right now.
     
  4. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    NM I just realized this was in the ID request forum lol
     
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    Thats ok. I'm pretty sure its a vulgaris but my wife and I have decided to not get it.
     
  6. skywindsurfer

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    Change of plans, I think I will get this octopus. My wife and I discussed the options of what we could put in the tank and I think its going to be another octopus.
     
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    Cool, get some pictures. :)
     
  8. skywindsurfer

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    So this little guy definately does not want to acclimate in a bag. He crawled out twice before I eventually gave up and put him inside the bucket. He's not shy at all. The tank is still pretty cloudy and as he acclimates so does the bucket cloud. Pictures will come though.
     
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    One of two.
     

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    Two of two.
     

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    Joe-Ceph Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Those pictures are so tiny I can't see much. Can you attach full sized pictures?
     
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    Sorry, it was taken with my phone. I'll take better ones later. Its still kind of crazy with the move and all.
     
  13. Lmecher

    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Congratulations!
    Yes agreed, pictures too small.
     
  14. skywindsurfer

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    Thanks. I have him in a critter keeper right now until I finish getting the tank arranged. He came out while I was feeding my elasmobranchs. I guess he could smell the food. I gave him some krill, and he took it more than willingly. He even played tug-o-war with the feeding stick for a little bit.
     
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    :welcome: Little one!
     
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    More pictures.
     

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