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New Member with an ID Question

Domboski

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I would like to thank all of the members of this site! I have recently got back into the Octopus hobby and this site provided me with all of the information I needed before I made my purchase.

I have had my Octopus for about a month. The place I purchased him/her from did not know what kind it is except that it was not a pygmy or blue ring. I only had a blue ring octo before so I am not sure what kind this one is. I can't show any good picks because he only is out at night! I can tell you he/she is usually red or white. He/she loves fiddlers. Usually only comes out at night but has been out longer in the morning. The head is about 2" long. See picture. I know its not the best. Let me know if I can provide more information.
 

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aximbigfan

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maybe a briarius. the pic is too low quality for me to tell very well though. can you get a photo of her mantile and tenticals? also try and get the most contrast you can. does she have any eye spots?


chris
 

Nancy

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Hi and welcome to TONMO.com!:welcome:

Nice octopus! I'd like to add him to the List of Our Octopuses, if you'd tell me what his name is.

Well, we know that your octopus is nocturnal (and it may gradually adjust and come out more during the day.)

Does it have webbing between its arms, so that it can float down and envelop a rock?

Does it have a blue-green glow at times?

The body is 2" - how long are the arms?

Is it usually smooth or textured, or both?

Even if you can't get particularly good photos, it woud be good to have more than one posted for ID.

Nancy
 

Domboski

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His/her name is Cyclops (always peeking out of its den with one eye).

To answer your questions:

1- No webbing
2- Haven't noticed a blue-green glow
3- the arms are at least double the body (probably 2.5 times the size fully stretched)
4- Almost always smooth. I noticed once it was rough

I will post more photos when I can get them. Once the light hits him at night he moves for cover.
 

Domboski

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Here is the best I could do taking pictures of cyclops with my less than poor camera skills. I have also included a picture of my O. Vulgaris in his 125 gallon tank.

I hope someone can identify my octo!:smile:
 

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