- Nov 20, 2002
I have a new octo!!! Thought about Ripley, but see we have one already named that!!!Not sure even what it is, but he has long arms and that together with the staff of That Pet Place in Pa, we have ruled out a Bimac, and a Dwarf and I know it does not look like G2, who is a Carribean Two Spot! Acclimation went very smoothly, for him anyway. I dripped him for about 45 minutes. I cut away plastic from the large bag he was in, as he was all balled up in the corner of the bag. He took about 15 minutes, before he felt comfortable enough to come off the plastic. Even touched my hand! I did a waterchange on Inklets old tank and after a flood from the protein skimmer, cutting my finger, dropping all sorts of things, he is happily reciding under a large rock. Longest arms I have ever seen so I'm thinking maybe a Vulgaris??? My plan if he is one of the larger species, being he's in a 44 gal Pentagon, is once he outgrows the tank, offer him to the Aquarium in Pt. Pleasant!!! His size, his mantle is about an inch. Did not observe any type of eyespot. So far so good! I keep seeing arms feeling around!