Id needed for new "Pacific brown" octopus

wohlerswill

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Im attempting to figure out what species my new baby is. I've had what I presume to be her for about 2 weeks now and wanted her to get settled in and familiar with me before attempting harassment with my camera. She's approximately 5ish inches from tip to tip with a mantle length of slightly longer then an inch and a quarter. I purchased her from salty bottom as "Pacific brown" and queried them as to where exactly she came from with no response. Sorry for the quantity of pictures but I figured there more I had for you guys the easier it would be. She loves eating table shrimp and scallops from my fingers and although she comes out when she sees me, she is more active after lights out.

She is currently living in a medium critter keeper until she grows a little at which point she will have the run of my 29 gallon macro algae refugium. The fuge is plumbed into my reef and it's a 135 gallon total system.
 

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wohlerswill

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Here's more
 

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wohlerswill

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Here's some good ones
 

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wohlerswill

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I'll look into that id. Sounds as good as any at this point. It's been so long since I've kept octopus they all look the same to me. How large did yours eventually get?
 
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wohlerswill

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Yep I was thinking the same. I was just curious if she would get any larger and help me estimate her age a bit better. She is very nocturnal but comes out all hours of the day when she sees me. Usually to beg for treats.
 
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