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what type of octopus is this

jsshark1

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LFS had a octopus this week told me he would give me a good price because three of the legs are missing, they do already show signs of growing back..

told me it was from Indonesia and was called a green metallic.....:bugout:

very friendly and out showing him self on the second day

he has the most longest arms he or she is about the size of a tommato.
 

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jsshark1

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It was a rescue reason of got him since i have other octopus on order. I see a couple of octopus die at this place, and with the arms missing i see the same fate as the others.. but you are right it look sweet to me.
 

DWhatley

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Not so much a joke though as there is some evidence that the back 2 or 4 arms are used (at least in some species) more for locomotion than for hunting. Missing arms that are cleanly removed (this may be from self detachment as an escape mechanism) are not a health concern. If the arms are regenerating with no signs of infection the animal should live a normal life. However, it does appear this one is adult and the remaining time is likely to be short.
 

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