New Octo for me!

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    jamie604 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hey, i just got my octo last night, and hes doing GREAT, moving, interacting, (eating my ornimental shrimps haha). problem is that he is already rather large :( so i think mayb i'll get 6 months to a year out of him. its a lil disappointing for me being its my first n all but its ok :D my boss can order me another. ( i work at big als aquatics) if anyone has heard of it, its more of a canadian thing. i'll post some pics when i get some :D
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Congratulations on your new octopus. Is this one of the Octopets bimacs or another species? If he's doing well and active as you say, I wouldn't worry too much about him being larger. Let me know the species and its name and I'll post it on our List of Octopuses.

    Where are you in Canada?

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    yah im in canada, vancouver to be exact. i think its a bamic but not 100% sure, i dont see y it wouldnt it came under "common octopus" and i didnt see the latin name when i looked at our order form. :( but i'll get a pic asap, i have a metal halide on the tank atm so he doesnt come out to much during the day so it might be a night pic
     
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    Metal halides are too bright for an octopus. You need only a fluorescent strip light. Moonlights are nice for a night active octopus, too.

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    i know the halides r to bright for him, but he comes outa occasionally, i just have him with alot of montipora and acropora so im stuck lol, i spent about 900$ on all my stonies so im not about to give those up :D, but he does love the 2 moonlights i have :D
     

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