Ok, the 200 is ready for Ocho!

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  1. Inception7

    Inception7 Blue Ring Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the advice on my earlier post. I have decided to convert my 200 to an octopus tank. I am going today to pick up the little guy and have just one more question. Last night I hooked up the new chiller and set it to 74F. I am wondering, will this be ok whatever species it is? I don't think it's a Bimac now but it may be a vulgaris, humm or briareus. The octopus looks alot like the first picture in the ReefScavengers thread. Many people said it looked like a Vulgaris. Thanks for your help. One more thing, after I acclimate him/her for a couple hours, do I net it or dump most of the water out and let it slide in?

    Edit: By the way I am in Southern California.
     
  2. Animal Mother

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    Don't net it! Just let it climb out of the bag into the tank when you're finished acclimating it.

    74 is a pretty good temp to aim for.
     
  3. Inception7

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    Ok! Sounds good. I will try to get pics after he/she is acclimated and showing normal colors.
     
  4. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Wow you dont waste any time do you. =)
     
  5. Inception7

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    No I don't, people tell me I'm impatient...
     
  6. Inception7

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    Ok, so I went just to go visit it today before I take him home later... I notice he has deep blue rings around the suckers on his tenticles... does this mean that he is a hummenlicki?
     
  7. Animal Mother

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    Could be a clue. I wouldn't use that as a definite way to tell though. I've seen pictures of several different species having the typically solid white suckers and in other photos having color surrounding their suckers.
     
  8. Animal Mother

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    You just need to get some good pictures for us! :)
     
  9. monty

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    hummelincki have eyespots, but they don't show them all the time. The eyespots look somewhat different than bimac spots, so they'd be an indicator, if you can get a good pic. I think the recent pic of Glove has blue sucker edges, but I didn't think he's a hummelincki although I don't remember if he's really been IDed.
     
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    my last octo was Octopus Sp. 2, if u look that one up in Norman's Cephalopods: A World Guide. he displayed the same threat dispalys and patterns, was the right size, and came from the same region. when startled, he would turn his suckers a dark blue-purple, then go into his black-and-white threat dispaly
     
  11. Inception7

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    Ok, he's in! He's very outgoing, crawling around the glass and dancing along the rocks. He is, however, alot larger then I thought. His tenticles are about 10" long so I fear that I won't have him for long. As far as I can tell there are no eye spots. He apears to be a mixture of black,brown and white. He gets stark white sometimes. Overall, I am very glad to have him!
     
  12. monty

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    :welcome: Ocho!
     
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    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    :welcome::octopus: I want pics!!!
     
  14. Inception7

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    I'll get some tonight, I am finally getting my digital camera back. Last night I was trying to tip just one crab into the tank and all 5 went in at once... he grabbed all of them at one time and went back into his den. I haven't seen him since. He must be eating very well! I won't make that mistake again.
     
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    well, at least you will know how much he can eat in one go... look carefully for 5 carapaces today and see if he ate them all, he may have had eyes bigger than his stomach, killed and not eaten them?
     
  16. Inception7

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    This is one reason I have super filtration, so I don't have to be in a panic to clean up so fast. I'll check tonight. Also, I am thinking about picking up a serpent star for clean up.
     
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    any pics yet?
     
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    If you notice the eyespots let us know...it could be either bimac or hummelincki then.
     

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