View Full Version : FINALLY-some pics of my oct
07/10/2002, 05:31 PM
Still trying to get some of him spread out, but the little thing just moves to darn fast.
If you have any ideas on what kind he is, it would be great.
07/10/2002, 05:34 PM
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07/10/2002, 06:02 PM
07/10/2002, 06:19 PM
Nice pics. Hard to see the eye spots. Looks like O.bimaculoides too me. How ever one pic looks like a baby O.cyanea. If it came from fishsupply, it is a bimac though.
07/10/2002, 07:34 PM
He doesn't have any eye spots (guess I should have mentioned that)
I Special ordered it though my LFS
07/10/2002, 08:21 PM
Do you know where it comes from? What ocean?
If it has no eye spots it could be O.vulgaris.
If it has eye spots somes times it could be O.cyanea. O.cyanea has a ring of skin where the eye spots should be when not flashing the eye spots. O. vulgaris is a atlantic octopus. It is a escape artist and gets pretty big. O.cyanea gets to be a GIANT!. O.cyanea comes from Hawaii.
You would be extremly lucky to get a O.cyanea and would need at least a 125gln - 200gln tank for it.
O.vulgaris is much more common on the market.
My money is on O.vulgaris, until you get a good close pic of its side.
07/10/2002, 10:01 PM
I have no idea. Sorry, but like most, my LFS isn't the best when it comes to knowledge about the creatures they get. (but they are good at getting me whatever I ask)
He does not have eye-spots, I'm sure of this.
and every day I'm trying to get good pics of him.
07/11/2002, 04:15 AM
Chris, you were looking at pic0021 weren't you??? It does look like cyanea in that pic, it's the eyes too, I thought!
Jimi, that is a really healthy, attractive looking octopus..... post more pics when you can.
07/11/2002, 06:31 AM
Yes Colin, thats the pic that made me think of cyanea. The eyes got me too on that one. We need more pics!
07/11/2002, 09:26 AM
I'm trying, but when he sees my camera he splits. It's just a small web cam, dont uderstand why it freakes him out, nothing else seems to. (Not even my electric gravel cleaner)
I'll post new pics as soon as I get them.
07/11/2002, 10:09 AM
camera shy? Slf consious?
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