Octopus ID??


Blue Ring
Dec 14, 2021
Hey! My name is Daniel, I live in Mexico. I just registered in this forums but I've been following Tonmo for 12 years now! I think I've read most of the threads. I studied a lot of octopus keeping and 3-4 months ago I decided to give it a try at keeping my first octo.
So I bought one from a fish store here in Mexico, they told me it was imported but didn't tell me from where, the seller just doesn't give me enough info to have an idea about what species it is. I was very afraid to buy him at first but since I didn't find more sellers elsewhere I decided to give it a shot.
So, the octopus arrived in very good shape, I have him/she for 5 days now and acclimated really quickly to my presence and tank. The octo is diurnal, and gets inside a hole in live rock at night, when I turn on the light at night it comes aout to say hello. The octo has two ocelli (closed circle) and seems to be very firendly and curious, so I need help to know what species could it be?? I had a mini heart attack thinking it could be a Ocellate Poison Octo because of striped tentacles when camouflaging, hope it's a bimac, what do you think?
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Nice octopus!

Can you get a photo of the striped arms?

Hi Nancy! Thanks! sure, and in the video, is that a sign of heavy breathing? I've checked my parameters and everything seems fine, he always breathes like that, since I got him... The photo where I was feedign was the second time feeding frozen shrimp and he got really crazy, haven't done that since that time. He comes out when I'm around, climbs to the tank wall "dancing" and changing colors to almost white. When he's about swiming he changes white with the black/brown stripe.


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