Pics of Octavius!

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  1. Krakilin

    Krakilin O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Finally got pics of him/her :D

    Here is Octavius accepting and devouring a piece of shrimp:

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    And before anyone is like "you stole that name from another Tonmo member!" my friend and I made it up before I even saw that someone had named theirs that :P His full name is Octavius Aurellius Caesar. hehe.

    I'm wondering about the reason why he's always chilling upside down. Maybe he doesn't like the substrate? I originally had a thick layer of crushed coral but later added a 10 pound bag of aragonite on top of it. Maybe even that is too coarse for him.
     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    In the top and center pictures, what is the white mass on "his" right side?
     
  3. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    The shrimp that he is eating.
     
  4. drakanorn

    drakanorn GPO Registered

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    as far as i know octopuses like fine sandy substrate. Coarse substrate might irritate their sensitive skin. adorable octopus by the way ^-^
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    That does look like pretty rough substrate and wouldn't be very comfortable - maybe you could cover it with very fine aragonite sand.

    Young octos do sometimes hang upside down, but he should also be moving about on the sand.

    Nancy
     

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