New Octopus. Can anyone help ID?

djp9136

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Hello all. We just got a new octopus and have no idea what speices it is. I've attached a few pictures. It doesn't have the markings of a bimac. And it has a zebra like pattern on its back/arms. Any thoughts?

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Can you advise where you got it and if the store listed any info on where it came from originally?

A great looking little guy. What is his/her name?
 

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I picked it up in New York. The LFS said that it came from Indonesia, though I have little confidence in that.
 

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I agree. It looks like the Abdopus aculeatus I had in my tank.

Does your octopus try to mimic algea? Mine would actually try to look like a plant and even sway with the current. It was neat.
 

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Here's a better picture

I've attached a better picture. Does this change your sense of what speices it is?

He is almost always out-- not shy at all (unlike my previous octopus).

Your thoughts are most appreciated.
 

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Looks like Abdopus aculeatus, Isnt it neat how they stay out alot.
We just had a large gathering at our house recently and my Octo totally stole the show.
Good luck!
 



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