Pics of Fluffy

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  1. drakanorn

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    Cool! I like the red eyes, and those are some LONG arms!
     
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    Fluffy? FLUFFY? So, OK, I named Sistrurus after a snake (but a pygmy snake) but an octopus named after a CAT? Betty or Grable maybe for those great legs but Fluffy? Need more pictures!
     
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    Hah..when I was really young, I named one of our Kois in the backyard fluffy!
     
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    ahhh, my problem with "Fluffy" becomes obvious, young I cannot claim.:old:
     
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    admitably young (16) :P when i first asked my parents about keeping an octopus they went on about how furry/fluffy pets were the best pets so i couldn't resist
     
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    Love your new avitar! With explanation, I have decided I like the name too :sagrin:
     
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    Cute octo! Any idea what species? Looks like maybe O. Rubescens to me.
     
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    Yes, Fluffy is quite a name! Nice looking octopus.

    Where did you get him? - I'm trying to put the source on the List of Our Octopuses in addition to the other data.

    Nancy
     
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    I like the name and your reasoning is awesome!!!:sagrin: He's very cute! My octos have always had very different names especially if my sons or daughter get into the naming.
     
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    the seller said he was a briareus. i bought him off ebay from Florida.
     
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    Looks pretty green to me. I believe he is Briareus.
     
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    iv noticed that one of his eyes sticks out more than the other and the other is whiter it can still change color though. is their something wrong here?
     
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    Hmmm, I would pay close attention to it over the next several days.
     
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    We've had a lot of octopus eye problems recently. Some discussion and remedies are already on the Octopus Care forum.

    How large is your octopus - is it a young one or older?

    Nancy
     
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    another concern, a 1/2 inch section of arm got bitten off and propelled out of his conch shell "den". all of the parameters are fine but i did a small water change anyway. the new starfish(sand sifter) might be stressing him out but i think boredom is more likely so i boiled a couple of plastic balls and put them in the tank. hes still resting in his conch shell as usual so i don't know what he will think of the toys. hopefully they wont stress him further...

    another 1/2 inch portion of arm just got bit off :/
     
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    Hmm.. are you saying crabs are taking the arm tips off or do you think the octopus is severing them?
     
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    i think the octopus is and he is noticeably redder today, could it be bothering him that i am always in the room? (the tank is in my bedroom)
     
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    How long was your tank up and running before you added the octopus?
     

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