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Octopus Pictures

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Just some pictures of my octopus doing what an octopus does.
 

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Nancy

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Hi and welcome to TONMO.com!

And welcome to your octopus - thanks for posting these excellent pics! Hope to see more of these.

If you'd tell me your octo's name, I'd add it to the List of Our Octopuses - when and where you got him and species (if known) would be appreciated.

Nancy
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I aquired the octopus on the 20th of June from a LFS; Paradise Cove Pets here in Omaha to be exact. I still haven't named it yet, however, if you need a name to post him to the list, I'll call him Spark. I'm not exactly sure what species he is, however, the shop listed him as a Thaumoctopus mimicus.
 

OB

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milabfocker said:
Thanks for the warm welcome. I aquired the octopus on the 20th of June from a LFS; Paradise Cove Pets here in Omaha to be exact. I still haven't named it yet, however, if you need a name to post him to the list, I'll call him Spark. I'm not exactly sure what species he is, however, the shop listed him as a Thaumoctopus mimicus.

Highly unlikely, given the texture of its skin and vagueness of pigmentation, I've added two pics for reference, showing the two extremes in contrast...

If indeed a tropical species, Abdopus sp. or "White V" come a bit closer in physical appearance. The good news there would be that Abdopus forages in the daytime :smile:

And a big :welcome: from me too!
 

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:welcome: to Tonmo! Always happy to welcome a new octopus and it's pet!
 

Fini

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A big welcome from me too! Thanks for finding our little spot on the internet.

What kind of setup do you currently have your gorgeous octo in?
 
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I would like to thank everyone for the awesome welcome and for your inputs. After looking at some pics on the net, I do agree with ob, my octo is probably a abdopus aculeatus. I tried surfing google to find some detailed info on the species, however, I haven't had much luck. Anyone here ever kept one before or know if they have any unusual care requirements? Right now I am housing Spark in a 12 gallon Aquapod (he's still pretty small; head is about half the size of my thumb) and he seems pretty content. I'll list my tank parameters so you guys can look it over and point out any possible problems.
Temperature-80-82 degrees fahrenheit
SG-1.024
PH-8.0
Nitrates-10PPM
Ammonia, nitrite,and phosphates are undetectable.
I don't have room for a skimmer (not even the Fission Nano) so I am replacing carbon and doing 50% water changes weekly. Everything seems to be going good so far. He's eating great and out during both the night and day. I've had him for a little over a month.
 

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