My wonderpuss

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The Octo came in by mistake with a Japanese Order that we placed for some sharks and Sea Moths which is slightly bizzare! He hasn't shown any sign of mimicing anything other than a hungry octopus.

I've seen no signs of agression towards me and when I have watched it feed on live prawns and shrimp they don't die all that quickly so i'd be sceptical of them being venomous, or more so than most anyway!

Seems to enjoy spending most of it's time sat under plants and rocks and foraging around in the substrate though. Fantastic!

~Andy
 
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I'm trying to shrink some more down, i've got some fantastic blue ring pics but they are around 15MB each, far too big to be uploading onto here!

I'll see what I can do!
 

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As far as i have read they have not had much luck getting mimics to do any mimicing in captivity and as far as i am concerned people see what they want to see and i dont think they are really mimicing anything...

Also, I cant tell from the pic whether it is wunderpus or mimic??? But from one guy i know who kept a mimic for sevral months it mostly hid in deep sand substrate...

Would love to see more Nigel pics :smile:
 

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How are you IDing it and how is it doing????

cheers
 
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Doing well in Brighton now, loving his enclosure there!

They have "horns" over the tops of the eye stalks which I don't think mimics have, also the wonderpuss has more distinct bands of colour and banding where the mimic is more random and not as neat!

I think anyhoo

~Andy
 

cephalopoder

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A wholesaler I deal with currently has 3 of them and there is another store who advertises on line who has a pic of one on their invert page. I guess all this publicity will bring them back into the lime light and cause another wave of people seeking them out creating a domino effect demand for them.
While they are beautiful animals, there are other species like O.bimaculoides that offer much more personality and are much easier to keep. I hope you have good luck with yours and be carful of bright lights. I noticed white milky spots in the center of the eyes on mine that is fairly common with members of the horridus complex. No one know for sure what causes it but it may be either light intensity or spectrum.
 
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