I brought home my octo (Waldo) 3 weeks ago and he appears to be healthy and eating. I am pretty sure he is an A. aculeatus as he is usually red in color and has two very long tentacles compared to his other six. His mantle is about 1 in long and his longest tentacles are close to 4 ins long. Thus far he is only coming out when the aquarium lights are off. Does this species eventually adjust to being out under the lights? Are there any steps I can take for this transition? Understand I am happy Waldo is healthy and active, but it woud be nice if I could watch him w/o having to use a flashlight. Any advice or sharing of similar experiences is greatly appreciated.
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