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I'm the proud new owner...

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... of an inklet :bugout:

He's about 2 inches long, from the tip of his head to the tips of his tentacles. His head's about the size of a peanut, and he's red. His eyes are comically large. He has some texture to him, sometimes smooth, sometimes spikey, two dark spots on his mantle. White spots on his mantle appear and disappear.






Any idea what kind of Octopus he is?

Wasn't planning on finding him, was looking for a frogfish for my 75, but he was the same price as I had planned on spending so I got him. The people at the LFS didn't know what kind he was, but said they'd had him for almost a month so he is probably healthy. He is eating Hermits.

Any useful information would be greatly appreciated! Will post a pic as soon as he gives me the opportunity to take a good one!
 
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If it's eyes are very large, and body is reddish...mabye it could be a Pygmy/Dwarf octopus. Were is your LFS located? If you can, get some pics up and keep us updated.
 
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Pics posted! He appeared rather greenish/blue after uploading pics to the computer.

I sure hope he is a dwarf... I was kinda prepared for MAYBE a Bimac but an even smaller one would rock. As long as he doesn't get ginormous.
 
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Armstrong;80490 said:
If it's eyes are very large, and body is reddish...mabye it could be a Pygmy/Dwarf octopus. Were is your LFS located? If you can, get some pics up and keep us updated.

The one I got this guy at is Dallas North Aquarium.
 
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i work at dallas north aquarium and yes he is eating, both fiddlers and hermits, we have not had him for a month, more like 2 weeks. im glad someone from tonmo bought it though
 

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Animal Mother, I visited Dallas North Aquarium recently and i need cuttle showed me this tiny octopus. At least, I saw its eye! I'm so glad it went to a TONMO person and we'll be able to follow its growth.

Please open a thread in the forum ID Requests (also under Ceph Care and post a couple of your excellent photos (they are wonderful!!)
Describe the little guy and ask for an ID.

Have you named the little guy ?- I'll add him to the List of Our Octopuses.

Nancy
 
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Nancy;80498 said:
Animal Mother, I visited Dallas North Aquarium recently and i need cuttle showed me this tiny octopus. At least, I saw its eye! I'm so glad it went to a TONMO person and we'll be able to follow its growth.

Please open a thread in the forum ID Requests (also under Ceph Care and post a couple of your excellent photos (they are wonderful!!)
Describe the little guy and ask for an ID.

Have you named the little guy ?- I'll add him to the List of Our Octopuses.

Nancy

Great!! I'm glad this little guy's been around the TONMO block then. The guy that I asked about him said he'd been there from 3 weeks to a month. Didn't get his name. Should've. I know I can usually take their words with a grain of salt.

His name is Einstein. We'll hope he lives up to his name. Haha....
 
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lets hope so, most LFS workers dont know alot about octo's/ cuttles so dont be too supprised, if you ever need help when you are at DNA, i would be more then happy to help, My name is Will btw.

Good luck on the octo.
 

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