new octo!

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Journals' started by gravesly, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. gravesly

    gravesly O. bimaculoides Supporter

    Apr 29, 2007
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    well, I did it again... another octo, when I said I wouldn't. lol
    And hello again!
    I have been insanely busy with my business so have neglected this forum a bit. Sorry all.
    Anyways, so the long and short of it is that I found an octo that looked a ton like Creepers, who I think was ID's as an O/ Vulgaris.

    The biggest difference is that this little bugger is eating like crazy!
    He took out 2 mithras crabs that were in the tank (a 44 gal corner hex with 405 fluval and a skimmer rated at 250 gal. with frequent water changes.)yesterday when I got him.
    Tonight, I fed him by hand! Already! I am shocked and excited.
    I got some uncooked shrimp and put it on the end of a feeding stick.
    One tenticle came out of his cubby hole, then another, and before I knew it, we were playing tug-o-war! lol. I was amazing the strength of the bugger!
    Oh, I would like to mention that we were playing tug-o-war AFTER he started eating the shrimp. lol

    The interesting thing is that whenever he sees me, he actually starts flashing colors. He goes from pale white, to a dark purple/brown. It is not very fast, not agresive flashing, more how you would see light playing over a rock under the water.

    Ok, well... I am babbeling now, but I just had to share my excitement with somebody. lol
    Most of my friends think I am nuts to like a creature like an octo.
    But then... I guess to be fair...I kind of AM a tad nuts at times. :sagrin:

    Happy evening all.
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Mar 8, 2004
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    :welcome: back and :welcome: to your new octo!

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