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Can anyone help with an ID

Zach S.

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Purchased this "Pacific brown" assorted octopus. This is my second day of owning. I have included pictures in the bag. He hid in the den with the light off all yesterday and last night (read if I left the room dark for a day he would relax more.) He readily took a thawed silver side (ate half and mangled the rest) he has been roaming and showing me his adaptive camo for the past hour, and then returned to his den. I do not know if he was just curious about me, he seemed to follow me around the tank, as we observed each other. As well as an ID could anyone put a rough ballpark age on how old he may be. There are about 18-20 hermits and maybe 10 snails in his tank to snack on, but I am very happy to have seen him eat half of a 1.5" silver side.
 

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Zach S.

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I can get more pictures if needed at another time He went back into his den. Sorry if the water looks dirty with particles, I assure you it is clean I have a canister and a skimmer running, he just is excavating tunnels in the sand kicking it up.
 
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Zach S.

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He came back out for one more picture. This is where he is digging and throwing up all the sediment for his den, you can see he already claimed a hermit shell.
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He came out to great me today from what I assume is a second den site, maybe connected with a tunnel?
 

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The mystery octo only took a few bites from his silverside this morning, I am trying to feed him a little extra so he can regain any strength he lost at the retailer. I then gave the mangled fish to the hermit crabs to pick at. The mystery octo stalked them, then swept in to claim one as a prize.
 

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