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Hitchhiker ID Please

AquaForce

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So, with my fish shipment this week we got all kinds of nice fish, corals, etc..... including which were some zebra striped turbo snails..... one of those snails turned out to be a little octo.... no idea as to what he is, has not come out on a diurnal/nocturnal basis whatsoever, just every now and then during the day and night..... hasnt eaten to my knowledge and ends of legs seem curled up... Any ideas appreciated(i am bringing my camera in on sunday to get some better photos)
 

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monty

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I moved this into the "exotics and rare species" from "ID requests," since we're trying to concentrate discussion of these octos here. One of the open questions is where these octos are coming from, since there's some evidence that they are no longer seen in their known habitat, yet somehow many of them have appeared in the pet trade in the last 2 months or so... Do you have any information on where this shipment came from?
 

AquaForce

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Sorry about the delay, ive been on the road and havnt had a second to reply, but i have good news and bad news.
The good news is last night i dropped 2 saltwater ghost shrimp and they are nowhere to be found.
The bad news is so is the little octo.
Will keep you guys updated:cry:
 
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I wouldn't worry too much. Octos, especially pygmies, tend to be seclusive, and hide a good bit. It's probably just recuperating from the shipment. Unless there are other fish or invertebrates in the tank...?
 
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Yeah, this is very typical octopus behavior. I don't think any of us really get used to it though. Just when you have given up, you'll see it.
 

AquaForce

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Good News.... He was out and about for about 5 minutes before i turned the light on this morning.... now i need more food!!! I put some Nerite snails in, and i have some tiny blue leg hermits, but no more ghost shrimp( i gave him my last two) until later this week probably.....
 
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