[Octopus]: Dax, O. briareus

metrokat

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Dax is very cute - maybe he should be called Dax the zoa hugger lol. At some point in the future I will build a system to home an octopus and it would be great to get a species that is interactive and not nocturnal, even a couple of hours of daylight play with an octopus would be fantastic.
 

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Dax is very cute - maybe he should be called Dax the zoa hugger lol. At some point in the future I will build a system to home an octopus and it would be great to get a species that is interactive and not nocturnal, even a couple of hours of daylight play with an octopus would be fantastic.
I stopped keeping the super nocturnal ones this fall, because I just can’t stay up late enough to enjoy them!
 

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Dax has started to come out around 4:30pm to see if anyone is in the room. If there is, he shows off on the glass to get you to play. If you ignore him, or he doesn’t notice anyone, he goes “back to bed” until he sees us sitting around the dinner table. I’d say he’s getting social!
 

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Dax has started to come out around 4:30pm to see if anyone is in the room. If there is, he shows off on the glass to get you to play. If you ignore him, or he doesn’t notice anyone, he goes “back to bed” until he sees us sitting around the dinner table. I’d say he’s getting social!
What does he do to show off? change colors? grow horns? wave?
 

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What does he do to show off? change colors? grow horns? wave?
He climbs all over the front glass, and yes, he’ll display different coloring. If you come sit next to the tank, he’ll either climb to the top of the tank- by that I mean the inside of the lid- looking for us to put our hands in to play. Or, he’ll start hugging zoa rocks and show off by displaying more colors. In the evening we might even get a strobe display!
 

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He climbs all over the front glass, and yes, he’ll display different coloring. If you come sit next to the tank, he’ll either climb to the top of the tank- by that I mean the inside of the lid- looking for us to put our hands in to play. Or, he’ll start hugging zoa rocks and show off by displaying more colors. In the evening we might even get a strobe display!
CAN I COME OVAH!?!! :love:
 

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For Christmas John got me a lens filter for my iPhone camera! I was having trouble getting good pictures of Dax because he only comes out later in the day, once the white lights are off and the spectrum is mostly blue. I’m really excited with this new lens, it really allows you see his true colors. I had some great fun taking photos of him yesterday when he came out to play.
 

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