[Octopus]: O. hummelincki

iAlex

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Saturday night I picked up my new octopus from a local wholesaler. They told me he came in from the Keys on Thursday night. I didn't have a tank for an octo when they told me they had gotten a few octopus in, but I called them Friday letting them know I made some room. :roll: I took all of the fish out out of the 65g and moved them around into all my other tanks to make room for this guy.

I found my red LED light I used for the baby mercs I had and hooked it up and you can see it in this first picture.
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Now on to the octo. I'm guessing he is a hummelicki because I see a spot in the fourth picture. He's real tiny. (He escaped from that box in the first few pictures in about a minute, I figured it was worth a shot though...) He came out with lights on tonight so I snapped a few pictues.
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(I left my camera on a trip to North Carolina and have to wait for it to be mailed back, so I only have my phone to take pictures with, I know they aren't great)
 

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I was wondering why your photography focus skills had declined until I saw your forgotten camera note. Nice to see these from FL again (I think Carol has one too).
 

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I know, I hate having to put these pictures up, they aren't up to my quality. :rolleyes2: Hopefully I'll have it by this weekend.
Do you agree with a hummelincki?
He was pretty active last night and I can see him hiding in the rocks, pretty fun octo so far. :cheers:
 

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I can't remember when you guessed wrong :wink:. Definite eye spot in the sixth picture and the veined look is right (unlike Monty, the only other octo with an ocellus we have seen from the Caribbean and I still have no clue what species he was but keep hoping to get another).
 

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I didn't see him for a day or so until last night and this morning, and now it looks like he has some corkscrewed arms. :hmm:
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