Seven - O.Hummelincki

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  1. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The LFS had it "by accident" so I got him. I did not bring him home as i wanted to come rearrange my live rock a little. I'll go pick him up tonight or tomorrow morning.

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    Congrats on the new soon to be addition. How many do you have now?
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I have the new guy and Pen, so currently two octos. And this will be my seventh total.

    I'm going to get him tomorrow. i just finished overhauling the tank, and I'll let it settle over night then I'll pick up the new one in the morning.
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Thats very cool. I look forward to pics.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    we are drip acclimating now. it has been about 30 mins so far.

    Looks like a good healthy puss. I'm guessing a mantle length of 1.25" - 1.5"

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    Nice. Congrats.
     
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    I just gave it a 1/2 a shrimp tail while it was acclimating and it took it with gusto. Once it is done slurping it down I will release it into the tank, probable in about 30-45 minutes

    I did see it is missing half his front right arm, but i think I saw some new growth.
     
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    Ok I released it into the tank. so far it just slowly crawled up the wall and now its just balled up in the top corner of the tank and is watching the world around it.

    stay tuned for acclimation video....
     
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    Video removed due to technical difficulties
     
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    I always like to feed like that before I release them. It is probably more for me than the octo but if they eat (likely nervous eating) then I don't worry if they miss a meal or two while the acclimate to their new home.

    Were you doing anything to make it pop up and down out of the water?
     
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    It started doing that when I moved in close with the camera. it was hilarious. this one seems very cool and he does not seem shy about humans. When ever I approached the tank and stood next to it too observe him and he came right up to me and did some octopus dancing.

    I have not seen him yet this morning but i'm sure it's thrilled to have rocks and a den, at the LFS he was just inside a critter keeper with no where to hide and I think they had him for a few days if not a week.

    The LFS said they are more than happy to ship these guys.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    OK I finally got the video working right with sound. this is the acclimation and first feeding.

     
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    Youre right he was a bit hungry. I love when they bob at the surface.
     
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    Love it, usually when I see eyes at the surface I am running for cover!
     
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    Well that was easy, I just made initial contact. He came out of his den at about 11 this morning. He then just sat in the middle of the glass a watched me. After about 30 minutes of him just staring at me i said what the heck and went over to him. i stuck my finger in the top corner of the tank and he came racing right up to it. He then did the typical octo grab with four arms(well 3.5 here) and he did few hard pulls and let go. then he just sat there. i then took the opportunity to give another 1/2 a shrimp tail.
     
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    Oh I forgot to mention I think He is a male. He keeps his third arm curled very tight 100% of the time so far.
    And since he is Octopus number seven, I think I might call him Lucky, but I'm not sure yet.
     
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    Sooo I guess I didn't feed him enough as he ate my HUGE hermit crab. The shell on the hermit is bigger than his mantle. Not only did he eat it but he mutilated it and spread the remains everywhere. It looks like a hermit explosion in there. I have not tried contact again yet but when I walk up to the tank he comes dancing right over too me, says hi and then goes back to what evert he was doing which at this point is just exploring.

    His name has been decided, Being that he is my 7th octopus and he has 7 arms, I'm going to call him Seven. People around here wanted to call him lucky but it was too cheesy, and 'Lucky Seven' was too long, I think.(could change my thread title please, TY)

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    I almost used that name. It was also featured on a Seinfeld episode, the name George wanted to name his child until someone else used it. Needless to day I love it!
     

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