What am I.....???

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  1. tImO

    tImO Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hello all.

    Glad to finally find a place to talk about and research my new found friend....aka Oscar

    I am new to the world of the octopus and saltwater tanks for that matter. Never the less I have dove in head over heels so to speak and am now the owner of a 30 gallon setup with a brand new Octo. I am hoping some of you could help me I.D. his species, and of course help me gain some insight on the upkeep of these, simply stated, awesome creatures. I have done a great deal of research on the requirements of saltwater tanks and their inhabitants, but nothing tops true experience.

    I have a good deal of pics and video and hope that this will help.

    Thanks in Advance, and I look forward to chatting with you guys.
     

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome Octo friend. You are an A.Aculeatus from Indonesia. You are an adult and a very good healthy looking octopus. I cant tell if your a he or a she because you have all your arms curled up tight.
     
  3. tImO

    tImO Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks Dave, that was super quick.... I am getting more excited by the minute. Hopefully when my gallery pics get approved i can get some more answers.
    He/She seems to be acclimated well and a very happy energetic Oct. if you get a chance it would be nice to know if i have a new son or daughter...:P
     
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    Cuddlycuttlefsh Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I am not sure if it is an A. aculeatus, at first glance, I thought it was a O. hummelincki because the octopus seems more "plump" to me in contrast to your typical aculeatus.

    You tank is looking good so far

    :thumbsup:
     
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    iAlex Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Definitely an A. aculeatus. :welcome:
     
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    tImO Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    So how do i determine the sex of my Oct.???
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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