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Oscars first pictures

delosa

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Here is a 1 min video of my new octopus. I was hoping someone could help me id him.

He is approx 6" long. So far, he is more active at night, but he moves around during the day too.

Most of the the pictures are taken from the side of a 75 gal tank.

He loves fiddler crabs.
 

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delosa

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saltwaterfish.com

I got my first octo there and it died shortly after I got him so the company gave me credit to get another one.
 

Nancy

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He looks sturdier and stockier than a bimac to me. Does he have false eyespot - rings - below his eyes?

He doesn't have much webbing, I notice.

Nancy
 

DWhatley

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I noticed the short webbing too but the patterning and suggested eye spot doesn't look like Mercatoris (short webbed pygmy).
 

OB

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What a lovely stocky little octopus!
 

Animal Mother

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Look up Clyde the Octopus, same species. Clydes owner has 2 more just like him as well, and I don't think he ever figured out what species they are exactly, but they all came from saltwaterfish.com.

They are all VERY day active, and yellow seems to be one of their favorite colors.

Some of the coolest captive octopus video I have seen, Goodwin9's photobucket page: http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m95/goodwin9/?action=view&current=Clydefeeding.flv
 

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