Octopus #2 Has arrived!

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  1. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    We got her home around 2PM EST. Dripped for a good 2 hours. Introducing her into the tank was the easiest I have ever had, as she was all curled up in a piece of pipe the store let her have. I have never seen an octopuses eye glow white before. In the one pic you can see it. She ate 5 minutes after coming out of her pipe and now is holed up behind the bubble filter in the corner of the tank. Everytime I look at her, she flashes colors and her eye goes white. Very strange and is a first other than older octos eyes going white from old age. I hope I will have better pics as the days go by! We think she's a vulgaris. A little thin, but fattening her up should not be a problem at all with the appetite she seems to have!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to Octopus #2 (who must really be Octopus #9 or #10)!
    Strange about the eye. She does seem a little frightened.

    So do we have a name for her yet?

    Nancy
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Thanks for posting Carol, and congrats!

    strange...
     
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    alien4fish O. vulgaris Registered

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    nice and congrats onr the new member of your family
     
  5. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Yeah, sorry. I was kinda focused on Tony's picture link...wierd.

    But congrats! I can't wait to see some pics of him/her out and about!
     
  6. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: number two! (That sounds like a secret agent name from S.P.E.C.T.R.E. or C.H.A.O.S. or something)
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Congrats on you new little pal.
     
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    Nebx Larval Mass Registered

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    Congrats on the new octo:wink:
     
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    DrBatty GPO Supporter

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    congrats on the new octo! weird about the eye.....I wonder if there's documentation on that behavior anywhere....:hmm:
     
  10. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi carol, any new pics? Would be cool if it is a vulgaris :)
     
  11. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Colin! How R u? Think I now have 2 of the same kind. I posted another thread comparing Squiggles with Octo #2 and they seem to be similiar. And I think Squiggles is already guarding eggs! :cry:
     
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    o. alecto seems to be alot of these appearing on the market recently
     
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    jellyman O. vulgaris Registered

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    I am having a hard time finding a knowledgable Octo supplier. Where did you find yours??
     
  14. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: That Pet Place, Lancaster Pa
     
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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Although it might be a stretch to say they're all that knowledgeable :)
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Ya know....I have gotten such a variety of octopuses, all lumped under "Common Brown Octopus" or Vulgaris. I think I've had about 6 different species. I always have to go look when they say they have one in.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Congratulations and welcome to Octopus #2. Is he going to get a real name or will he always be know as the mysterious Octopus #2? :smile:

    Nancy
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm open to suggestions! I'm at a loss for the first time namewise, so I've been referring to him as Octo#2...He's doing very well. Likes to watch us. Has taken up residence under the bubblefilter in the back corner where we can always see him. He flashes colors when we bend down to look. I fed him a huge local crab yesterday, as I did not have anymore food other than this crab we rescued after the last hurricane. He stayed out in the open feeding and when he was done pushed all remains to the front of the tank so I could remove them. That is a first. None of my octopuses have ever deliberately put the remains in an easy spot to be removed. He has different colorations than Squiggles. While he does the small polka dot look, he also puts larger white spotches along with the tiny dots plus did the conehead with the black/white split perfectly down the middle. I'm thinking these behaviors are related to eating as he had just captured the huge crab.
     
  19. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Octoo? :wink:
     

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