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Octopus I.D needed

octopus9

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#1
Hi
Can anyone help me please I.D my new octopus , i bought it but the guy in the pet shop didn't know its I.D , its not very small it changes colour , i have him 2 days now , he is doing ok in his new Nano tank , he came out yesterday after my lights were turned off , but for few minutes only eat my arrow crab and went back to his hiding place.:goofysca:
he looks alot like this one: http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/10017/
I have no pic's yet but this is a video of him when i just got him and he was still in the bag.
download link:
http://ultrashare.net/hosting/fl/f896dcfa6c/17042009017

Thanks
 

simple

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Is there a way i can see the video without downloading it?
Im just kind of paranoid about downloading stuff from unknown sites..
 

octopus9

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simple;136122 said:
Is there a way i can see the video without downloading it?
Im just kind of paranoid about downloading stuff from unknown sites..
No sorry you have to download it , its MP4 format video
this is a known site.
 

monty

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Well, Roy IDed the one that looks similar as Abdopus aculeatus so perhaps that's a good guess...
 

Taollan

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I downloaded it and took a look. I would say it is Abdopus aculeatus. I have kept one of these myself. I would also say that the one you have is fairly old from the size, so I wouldn't expect to live more than a few months.
 

octopus9

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Taollan;136206 said:
I downloaded it and took a look. I would say it is Abdopus aculeatus. I have kept one of these myself. I would also say that the one you have is fairly old from the size, so I wouldn't expect to live more than a few months.
I feel good now that im going to loose him soon :goofysca:

Im going to post pic's of him today while he is still alive.
 

octopus9

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Its o.k Taollan , what can i do now i already bought the octopus and i like him alot , i hope he dont die soon.

Here are his pic's :







 

DWhatley

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#14
The pose with the popped up eyes, color and purple around the suckers would give a big yes to aculeatus (I can only see one photo). I don't see the curled up arm Taollan pickup but be happy if it is male as it won't brood for the last month of its life. The young have not been raised successfully so there is no advantage to obtaining a female.
 

Nancy

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Sorry about your octopus. It was fairly far along in its life when you got it, but it's sad to have so little time with your new ceph.

Nancy
 

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