Are they fighting or mating

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Been researching and can't figure it out whether they are fighting or mating. Now I have isolated one of them before I got an answer
 

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tonmo

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mating is my guess, but I'm not an expert.... and on second thought, maybe the pale color suggests they are fighting.... How long have you had them? How long were they at this? ...and tell us about your tank...!
 

pkilian

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Mating. The one on the right is the male
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Is that because the right one is pale or does it have to do with the positioning of their arms? I know some octopus species where the male turns very pale when mating and the female continues to show color.
 
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