New Octopus

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Journals' started by Tobius, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Tobius

    Tobius Larval Mass Registered

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    This is my first time posting. I am rather new to octopus care. I am on my third octopus. The 1st one escaped his tank a couple months after I caught him and the 2nd died when we were our power was out from hurricane Frances for 9 days.
    Each one has been slightly different ( I do not know how to Idenify the species) I think the one I have now is a Caribbean reef octopus. I caught him at night on a reef. He does not come out as much as the other 2 and does not seem to eat as much variety either. He shares the tank with two ghost shrimp, 3 pipe fish, a beaugregory, a few small hermit crabs and a few different snails. The only thing he seems to eat are larger hermit crabs and a variety of crabs I catch at the beach.
     
  2. Colin

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    Hi tobius, welcoem to TONMO.com :)

    Do you have any pics of your octopus that you could post here? It can help with ID...
     
  3. Tobius

    Tobius Larval Mass Registered

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    pics of my octo

    :smile: Here are my pics
     

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    i got crabs GPO Registered

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    hmmmmmmmmmmm. dat mug looks like vulgaris, but i aint bettin da farm.
     
  5. Tobius

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    Yes he has a blue tint especially when i shine a flash light on him.
    here are som pics of him from this morning(one of the few times he is out during the day.
     

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