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Is something wrong? And can you tell the species here?

Feb 9, 2004
Hi all.
I got this octo last week.

I have it by itself in a tank that use to have seahorses in it.
the refugium has about 30-40lbs of LR.

I believe the temp is to high in the tank. It is 80 degrees.

I'd say 90 percent of the time, it is just sitting at the top of the glass near the water line.
I built it a cave with some LR but it never goes in it.
Anyone have some input as to what is wrong that could cause that kind of behavior.
I don't know if it has eaten yet, I have been keeping some ghost shrimp in the tank for it to eat.
here is a link to a pic.
Can you tell what species it is, I was told it is likely not a bimac due to its size.
Aug 6, 2003
:welcome: to TONMO!

You're right, the temp is too high, but I don't have any idea what kind of octo you have, what are your water parameters, salinity, etc...?
Feb 9, 2004
Amonia and Nitrite are 0.
Nitrate < 20
Salinity 1.025 - 1.026
Since putting the octo in the tank, I've only been turning on half the lights.
2 x 36watt power compacts.


May 15, 2003
Complexify? you just complexified stuff even more.

:welcome: to TONMO.com!!

The octo doesn't look to good, how long ago did you get it and is it still feeding?