Octopus I.D needed

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  1. octopus9

    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    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
     
  2. simple

    simple Vampyroteuthis Registered

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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..
     
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    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    No sorry you have to download it , its MP4 format video
    this is a known site.
     
  4. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    It isn't known to me...o_O
     
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    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    please anybody ???
    over a 100 Views and no reply
     
  6. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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

    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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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.
     
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    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Thanks...
     
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    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    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.
     
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    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Sorry, it just kinda comes with the territory of buying adult octopuses. Especially warm water ones.
     
  11. Taollan

    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I am really not trying to come off as a cold-hearted jerk. I promise. It sounds totally different when I say these things in my head rather than when I read them back to myself after the fact.
     
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    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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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 :

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    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Oh, and he appears to be male.
     
  14. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    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.
     
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    octopus9 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    My Aculeatus is dead As of 05/09/2009
     
  16. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    sorry, RIP :angelpus:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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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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    RIP :angelpus:
     

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