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Octo in Bay Area needs home

erich orser

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Antelope Valley is just a "hop, skip and jump" from the Bay Area? You must have a faster car than I did when I lived out there!
 

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stradjm

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I have him!

After a few back and forths with the guy from reefcentral, I went last night and picked him up. I live in Santa Cruz and the octopus was up near Oakland, so it's about a 75 min drive back to my house and I was worried he might ink, but he didn't.

I acclimated him for about 45 min and then he deftly climbed out of the bag; haven't see him since. I have a bunch of hermit crabs in my tank so I know he won't go hungry, but I will have to see if they start disappearing.

I've been cycling my 75 gallon setup for ages (I have a Magnum 350 and a Remora AquaC). It's nice to finally have a resident!

I can't say much more at this point about whether he is really an Aculeatus. His coloration looked darker than most of the pictures online, but it's not clear to me how much variation there is among individuals in this species, or whether this is his typical color. His arms do look longer with respect to the mantle than many of the (e.g.) vulgaris I have seen, so maybe that is another clue.

I'll post again when he starts spending some time outside the den and I can get some pictures.

Jay
 

Nancy

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I'd been worrying about The Octopus Who Needs A Home, so I'm so glad you took him! Does he have a name yet? I'd like to add him to the List of Our Octopuses.

Keep us posted!

Nancy
 

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