Octo id please! I’m in love!

tonmo

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#5
Hmm, i actually wasn't able to get it to play. I know this is stupid, and I have a request to get this fixed soon, but could you please add your videos here?
- https://www.tonmo.com/gallery/categories/cephalopod-videos.9/add

Once it's uploaded, you (or anyone) can grab the BB Code from the bottom right of the video page, and add it to any post in our forums:
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tonmo

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That's great, thanks! BTW, if you use the "gallery" code, it gets embedded within the post itself, like so:

 

DWhatley

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I would be very comfortable suggesting this is A. aculeatus. Please consider adding at least one place where it can fully hide. Without a safe hiding place, it will be stressed and be less active. A full tank of rockwork is recommended.
 

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A note of caution. I believe this one is full grown, typical of many octos from Indonesia. Since octopuses have a very short lifespan (between 1 year and 18 mo for most warm water species that we keep as hobbyists), be prepared for a wonderful but short time with your new ward. Here is a link to a thread containing a collection of posts that I recommend all new octo keepers read.
 

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I had one before and was afraid that this one is full grown. I’m debating on going to get him or just waiting is $90 worth maybe having him a month?
 

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That is ALWAYS the question that is hard to answer and there are no guarantees no matter where you get the animal. It is also very hard to tell the age of all wild caught octopuses because they vary dramatically in size and health. I hold my breath for the first full two weeks to see if they fully survive shipping and transition into a tank. After that, age plays a major role. If the animal is very young or very old, it often does not make the 2 week full acclimation time. In spite of the downsides, however, I continue to keep them and enjoy their company.
 

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