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MsV

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Hi there, I'm one of those who has been lurking for a while, mostly doing research before venturing into owning one of these fascinating beasts. So, er, now I have a very suspicious little bimac poking his head around a corner of rock, and here I am. (At least, I think he is a bimac - the LFS were quite uncertain, and given he's the size of a quarter, it's a little hard to tell - at least to untutored eyes!)

You may find me asking some pretty dumb questions sometimes, as I have no experience in marine inverts, but I promise to always search the archives before bothering you! :smile:

I'm a bit nuts about animals generally, but given I tend to live in inner city apartments smaller than most people's garages, I have to keep this firmly in check. Currently the menagerie consists of two Cornish Rex cats (who are FRANTICALLY interested in the new tank, the moving occupant, and even more so in the dozen or so very small crabs the LFS gave me as starting food) and, of course, Oliver ('cos he always wants some more).

I'm in San Francisco, where it has momentarily stopped raining but is still chilly enough, fell off my motorbike on the weekend and have a terrible cold - so I think I'll now go kill my evening nursing my bruises, snuffling into a kleenex, and reading through four years of amassed archival wisdom. :biggrin2:
 

Nancy

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Welcome to the site!

You'll find lots of good information on the Ceph Care forums and you might want to post about your new octopus on Journals and Photos, or ask care questions on Octopus Care.

There are Ceph Care articles if you click on Articles above, including a bimac care sheet.

Did your LFS tell you where your little octopus comes from?
It might or might not be a bimac. Does it have eyespots?

Nancy
 

MsV

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I did indeed - and I met you there that day, too. :smile: How are the cuttlefish? (And just today I was thinking of your tale of your octo recognising some people and inking - Oliver is starting to get distinctly peeved every time Kumi, my younger cat, jumps on top of the tank and watches him)
 

Nancy

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Do you both have the same species? And MsV, you say yours has eyespots?

Nancy
 

MsV

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The octo that he was asked to ID at our mutual LFS is now taunting my cats through a thick layer of glass. :smile: Small town, this. His link, if you follow, shows pics of the octo in question.

Now I've had Oliver for a few days, I'm going to say that the pics Paradox posted are of him in a highly over-excited/stressed state. Hanging out in his rock garden, he's usually a far paler and more eye-spotted, mottled color. :biggrin2:
 

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:welcome: to TONMO. I don't see the link, though...
 

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