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New Octopus!

corw314

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By this time tomorrow I should be acclimating my new bimac and hopefully posting some new pictures! Just got off the phone with Jack at Fish Supply and he said it will ship out tonight and be delivered as close to my 4Pm arrival home from work as possible! I am sooo excited! Just have to relocate the Dusky Jawfish!

I have questions????? :?:

Checked the tanks water - Nitrate at about 80, Zero Ammonia and Nitrite, Salinity. I just raised to 1.23, they said my PH was low around 79, and sold me a Marine Buffer by Seachem. Can I add this tonight to bring it up to 8.3 or should I leave it alone since he's coming tomorrow????

Jawfish has been relocated!

Carol :biggrin2: :biggrin2:
 

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Hey Carol:

Congratulations!!!! It shouldn't be a problem if you add the buffer, as long as its before you put the new Octo in. Let us know how the new guy (or gal) is doing. :biggrin2:

George
 

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:roll: I'm still waiting......... 4:25PM and 15 minutes later FedEx arrived. Bag was a little cold and Ink, as my son named him seemed a little dazed, but did try to squirt water at us as soon as I opened the bag. Right now, he's dripping! Hope to maybe have some pictures later! 2 hours later and he's in the tank, but refuses to leave the bag. I ended up cutting the bag down to where he was and he's now floating at the back of the tank with the ends cut off of the bag. I'm not sure.... He deffinately was not as active as Nancy's or the others on arrival.


:biggrin2: Carol
 

corw314

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Would you believe Ink is still latched on to the piece of plastic bag? Last night I really thought he may be a gonner. His legs were hanging limp. This morning I check on him, and he's all balled up, still on the piece of plastic, but squirts water at me.

Quess time will tell!

Carol
 

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Hi Carol

Just make sure that all is as queit as possible round about Ink, hope fully it will adjust and move about.

Is it deffinetly a bimac?
 

corw314

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Hi Colin!!

Yes!! Deffinately a Bimac! Got it from Fish Supply and I can see the 2 blue spots! This morning, Ink was still on the piece of plastic, but took 2 pieces of frozen prawn and ate it! Just got home from work and he's off the plastic and sitting on the wall by the bottom behind a barnicle!

Should I continue to keep the light off? Turned it on to find him and he is in a dark spot!

I'm sooo happy to have an octo again!!!!

Carol :biggrin2:
 

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Carol:

I'm glad to hear that Ink seems to be doing ok!! :biggrin2: keep us updated as to his condition. Good luck!

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Glad to here that Tralfaz and Roxy's brother/sister is doing better. :wink: You could give it one more day with the light off, but then again Ink's had a few days to settle in. Try taking the light off the top, cutting it on and then slowly putting it back on so as not to frighten the octo.
 

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Hi Carol,

Glad to hear that Ink is doing better. Maybe he had a rough trip.

These little octopuses are all so different. Ollie has been much more friendly recently, but has never once squirted water.

Keep on letting us know how he's doing.

All the best,

Nancy
 

corw314

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Hi Nancy and everyone!

Do ya think we may have relatives???

This morning, I could not find Ink. I looked everywhere. My 5 year old daughtor comes up to the tank and says there he is! He was sitting in the front of the tank, under a piece of coral watching us! Normal brown color today. Also does not seem to mind the lights, or my camera :smile: . Plus took another piece of frozen prawn.

I think he was really traumatized on the way here cause when he tried to squirt me from the bag, it was a really weak attempt. I am impressed with Jack at Fish Supply. He not only tried to call here, but replied quickly to my message that I was a little worried on Ink's condition!

Anyway, so far all's well!!!

Carol
 

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