New Octo!!!

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  1. rc

    rc GPO Registered

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    I was currently involved with searching for a cuttle but i came across a cute little octo at an lfs tonight, not only was he cute it was about to become a victim of ignorance, the store was selling a 6g eclipse tank 3 rocks and sand with this octo ( which appears to be a bimac) as an octopus kit, i asked if i could purchase just the octo and i brought it home and placed it in my 55g tank
    its almost 6 inches from arm tip to arm tip, havent got a name yet
    ill post a pic as soon as i get a good one
     
  2. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Congrats!!!!! 8)

    Since your new octo can't say it, thanks for saving him!!!! :rainbow:

    Can't wait to follow this story!
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    That's a cool story! :D

    I bet your octo is happy! :D
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Congratulations and thanks for saving the little octopus.

    I wonder whether he's from octopets, too.

    We'll have a place in our octo family for everyone.

    Nancy
     
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    Lets hope the octo is a greatfull one, Bimac? wow nice find, did you manage to see the blue spots? A 6g might have been ok for a short while but the octo would outgrow it in a week (or two).
     
  6. rc

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    here is a picture of the little guy, he seems healthy just shy, im sure hell need a little while to get comfortable with his new enviorment
     
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    they love those corners don't they. :D

    pics a little blurry but it does resemble a bimac. does the lfs know where they got it from.
     
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    Congrats on your octo, RC!!

    Most octos are, mine was in a 15 gallon with 5-6 seahorses before I gave him a slightly better home. Thanks for saving the little guy. :wink:
     
  9. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Nice pic. Did you use macro? :wink:
     
  10. rc

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    i did not use a macro, probably why its blurry, also i had to use the camera's feature to lighten the picture b/c the corner hes in is actually kind of a shadow, and not to mention my camera is one of the earlier models of digitals to come out (time for a new one).

    NickA5582,
    i would consider a 15g tank reasonable for as a temp home for an octo this small, but 6? and they werent selling it as a temp home they led people to believe this was an adequate home long term :bugout:

    once upon a time i would have thought this was true and i think i might have had an octo in a 6g tank but i never claimed to be an expert either, its mostely because of this site that i have been able to acumulate a wealth of info on one of my all time favorite creatures, now not only can i keep one alive, i can actually try to make it happy and comfortable as well
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow!! What a lucky find and lucky octo!!!

    Congrats!!!

    Carol
     
  12. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    How's it going with your rescue?
     
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    so far so good, hes more active now, before he would stay pretty much in the same corner now he likes to wander all over the place, i am going to try to hand feed him some shrimp later today to see how he reacts :D

    he hides all night and is out pretty much all day which further leads me to believe he is a bimac
     
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    Good luck with the feeding.

    BOE and I were talking about your pic, what agreat shot BTW :) , but have you considered o. cyanea? just a though on ID :D
     
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    Hi rc,

    That's a nice looking little octo you have there,and it's a fine thing you did rescuing it.

    Does it have false eyespots? If so, try to get a pic showing them. If it's a bimac, it should have an unbroken chain, like Ollie did (pic attached).
     
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    Looks different to me to be a bimac! What about the eyespots??? Wonder what it is!! I love the all spikey look!!!

    Carol
     
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    he does have an eyespot although it does not look quit the same as the pic you posted, the first pic i circled the spot, he has one on each side, its difficult to see, hes always moving around and when he does stay still his spot is usually smooshed so it is still not entirley visible


    i dont know much about O. cyanea but i guess anything is possible
    as for his pattern hard to tell, kinda looks like a chain but then again sometimes it just looks like a mottled pattern
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    All the bimacs I've had I don't think any of them has ever done that all over spikey look!! That is so cool!!! I see the eyespot, but still not sure.

    Carol
     
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    Can you describe the false eyespot? I can see it fairly well in one pic. There is no chain at all, is there? What colors do you see? Is there any black?

    Interesting little octo, but I don't think he's a bimac, so we need to try to identify him.

    Nancy
     
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    the spot looks more like a blue spot than a ring with kinda of a brown ring around it his colors are usually a light tan with a black pattern and his skin has a lot of texture, when he starts moving about his skin turns somewhat smooth and he tends to be a golden color

    i will try to get a better pic of his spot, kinda tough though with him being small
     

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