Was just getting a good look at his arm - no purple suckers. Additionally, he's definitely nocturnal so far but was sitting atop the rocks around 6am (just before the pics were taken as the sun was starting to come up).
Linda, remind me never to counter your thinking again .
Jabba, I think your larger tank is likely to be in order. I am so jealous but would have a nightmare stripping (which I really want to do anyway) the only tank I have that would get by accomodating this one.
Heh - once the current inhabitants move out - the sharks LOVE squid and octopus. Particularly my wobbegong - another species which may or may not get huge. The ornate wobbegong and banded wobbegong look nearly identical - so close in fact that until 2008, scientists didn't even realize they were two different species. But ornate wobbies max at 4'. Banded wobbies can reach 10+' - and without a really detailed evaluation, the only way to tell is if the shark exceeds 4' - then you know it's a banded wobbie. Right now he's about 30" long.
Augustus wasn't out much that I saw last night - I suspected the large crab was possibly harassing him, so into the shark tank the crab went. Now we'll see how the crab likes it!
lol - started looking for a different big tank for him this morning - since I bought my 10K gallon tank from these guys - aquaculturetanks.com - I'll be going back to them. I'm thinking a half round tank, with a huge viewing window.
Yeah, definitely nearly identical - particularly around/between the eyes, and the coloration of his nostril (what's that called on an octo?). I read through el Diablo's whole journal to date. VERY cool. I'm very excited - going to add some toys this coming weekend.