Oscars first pictures

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  1. delosa

    delosa O. vulgaris Registered

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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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  2. Tone1987

    Tone1987 Blue Ring Supporter

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    where did you get oscar at?
     
  3. delosa

    delosa O. vulgaris Registered

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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.
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    He's a cute little guy!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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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
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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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).
     
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    delosa O. vulgaris Registered

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    I copied this at a higher resolution. Maybe you can see the eyespot better.
     

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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    What a lovely stocky little octopus!
     
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    What a cutie!
     
  10. 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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