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[Octopus]: Loc - Callistoctopus aspilosomatis - The Ceph Stork!

Jocco

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2 videos upon putting the kritter keeper into the main tank. Ignore the commentary. We have people over who have never watched the process, lol.



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Ok, Check. Good sign?
Not bad but it freaks people out sometimes. Sometimes males can be induced to spawn by changing the water temp, females are harder to induce. I spent some time trying to get a pair to produce offspring. Lot of male material but little or nothing from the suspected female.

The dune buggy tire eyes (along with two new threads) have me guessing O. bocki.
 

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The dune buggy tire eyes (along with two new threads) have me guessing O. bocki.
Great. Nocturnal. Shy. Small egg. Hard to keep in the tank. Short lived.

Challenge accepted... ?

We turned the lights off. I might tilt the keeper inside the main tank to encourage escape.
 

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Oh gosh... Can I Buy this Octo? ... really?

My hope and patience is about to be put through the gamut.

Yep, red/brown, splotchy, and teal/green patches... I guess it was a shimmer... but it definitely looked like a patch. Weak coloring at the moment, walking from car to house it was much darker.

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oi oi oi...

AND after all this time btw, LFS said the glass shrimp are inexpensive and live a bit in salt water too. Are they good for food, at least for a young octo like this one? Poor thing is all messed up.

Should I keep it in the carrier? Lid off. Built it a home in there? If it gets out, it gets out into the main tank?

No... ugh... I know... I know...
just being greedy... Misty truly spoiled us, lol.

It has teeny hermits, going to get glass shrimp tomorrow too, instead of fiddlers. I cannot believe they're so inexpensive. Not as inexpensive as frozen... but I doubt we'll be able to find the little bugger once it picks a den.

Its now 1:15am and I've seen it stick arms out from under that shell a few times. No major outings like in the video.
 
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And in true octopus form... at 1:22am it makes a total liar out of me.

Definitely out from under that shell, sitting on the back side, eyeing me up.

No sudden movements, and the light is out. Only octo owners would see what I see right now, esp in a photo... if I moved.

Great.
 

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Has 3 of the back legs, missing a good bit of the front and side 5.

Doing laps in the tank now. Feeling around a bit on the sand, staying low for now. Seems to favor the side with Octo Rock, left side of the tank. Exploring the shells and space ship, not really the barnacles. I quickly read through a few threads, and they like the refuse, shells, low parts. It's a lean-to sort of ceph.

2:23am
 

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