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Found the octo i "believe" i want....need input.

OoNickoC

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We ordered an octo @ work a couple of weeeks ago (recieved it the following day) and was supposed to be a bimac. It is certainly not one. It came in labled " Costarican Longarm Octopus". I researched long arm octopus and got no real info on them. He is predominantly white (not stressed white, and actuall resting white) and displays diurnal behavoir. His mantle is approx. 2" in length and has good sized arms. He flashes red when eating/attacking prey, and can produce fairly large "protrusions"....around .5 cm. Not shy and tries to grab my hand when im scrubbing algae. He had the most expensive meal in Sacramento the evening of his arrival and now takes thawed squid, octo(i know....morbid), and crab meat. Ill have some photos on Firday for guess to sp. Oh and the guy who unpacked/acclimated him put him in a 50 w/ two angels and a wrasse. One angel down, one found scard for its life under a rock, and the wrasse unfortunatley abandonded ship. I was shocked that the person that has been doing shipments for so long would put a wrasse in a tank with 1/2 a versatop let alone an octo!!! Sorry for the long post, I;m very excited:wink:
 

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A Sactown Octo! He sounds like a pretty cool octopus, congratulations!

Which shop did you get him through?
 

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:welcome: to you and your octo-friend! Sounds like quite a character!
 

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I picked up a "Costa Rician" long arm ocotpus in the Bay Area a few weeks ago. My tentative identification was that it was something akin to O. joubini.

A couple of questions. Is the animal diurnal or nocturnal?

Does it dig into the gravel or sit during the day up on the wall?

Is the skin normally smooth or papillious?

Roy
 

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Fini;83202 said:
A Sactown Octo! He sounds like a pretty cool octopus, congratulations!

Which shop did you get him through?

My employer, Capitol Aquarium.


Neogonodactylus;83209 said:
I picked up a "Costa Rician" long arm ocotpus in the Bay Area a few weeks ago. My tentative identification was that it was something akin to O. joubini.

A couple of questions. Is the animal diurnal or nocturnal?

Does it dig into the gravel or sit during the day up on the wall?

Is the skin normally smooth or papillious?

Roy

He is active at dusk for a bit, hides from approx 1-6pm, then resumes exploration. I would assume that he would be more diurnal if it were not for the coulpe hundred customers passing by throughout the day.

He digs under rocks and keeps his head pointed out looking around. He also spends alot of time by the return in plain sight.

His skin is rather papillious, with pretty neat extensions when he gets excited. Thanks for the responses guys, I hope to have pics up on Friday evening.
 

Neogonodactylus

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This certainly does not sound like what I received. Yours sounds more like A. aculeatus, but that is an Indonesian species. You might try looking at a few pictures aculeatus.

ROy
 

OoNickoC

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Well, after searching the "base" I cannot find an exact or strikingly similar image. Though I realize that every sp. can vary grealty in color i cannot find his resting texture in any photos on the net. Ill have a slew of pics the day aft Thanksgiving as that is when I work next. Im just praying to the lord that none of mycoworkers sells him.......:banghead:
 

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