Shevia - O.hummelincki

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We got an octopus today from Aquacon, but not sure if it's a BRIARIUS or not!?!? He's much bigger than we were expecting but that's okay. We have 2 different tanks that have been running for months and empty. I drip acclimated him for about 2 hours and when he first when in the tank, he went straight into a cave. He's now out and has been exploring for about a half hour. He seems to be staying near the top though! Hope that's okay!
 

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First of all congrats on your new friend! :thumbsup:

Hopefully one of the other more experienced members will chime in soon.

Glad to hear that he appears to be doing well. Can't wait to hear how things develop.

Once again im hoping someone with more knowledge will chime in but im leaning towards not briareus. The arm ratio looks slightly off and the arms look thicker than what im used to when looking at briareus. Past that I apologize but I have no clue on ID.

Once again Good Luck with your new pet and hope to hear more.
 

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Thank you! We are really excited! I can't stop watching him! He's an amazing animal!! Well, hopefully someone can ID him! I am uploading more pics now!
 

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Also, we were told to have the temp at 72* F, but in reading other posts, I see they say between 72* and 78*! Which is better???
 
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Does it have a blue eye spot? It looks like thats what I am seeing. Am I wrong?

Got a look at the pic up close... that is an eye spot and looks like thats a bimac.... I think with the yellow and brown I would swear by it... but then again I have never seen a O.hummelincki up close. If its a bimac... do you have a chiller? They need to be kept in cold waters as low if not lower than 70.
 
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I dont think there is a need yet to lower the temp... I checked Simmons thread... Hes another O.hummelincki... He has similar eye spots.

Heres his thread... http://www.tonmo.com/forums/showthread.php?21260 you can see the eye spot more clearly in post #19. Check my thread for Isis (bimac) and Simmon (O.hummelincki) and compare them.

I am checking other threads as well to see but bumps on the spot make me think its O. hummelincki
 

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I can't tell! We are going to give him a day or so to relax and then see what he looks like!!! Thank you for your help and I will keep you updated on what he may be and how he's doing!!
He does look like the O. himmelincki in those pictures!
 
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