Great questions, I don’t mind them at all! I feed her wild caught shrimp and salmon that I get from the grocery store counter. Honestly, she took food from the stick right away. In 11 years of keeping octopuses, I really haven’t ever had to train any of them to take food from the stick- they all warmed up to it right away. I do free feed life foods, blue leg hermit crabs and fiddler crabs when I can get a hold of them.I'm enjoying reading about Anya! I hope it's ok if I ask a few questions:
What food do you stick feed her?
How long did it take to get her accustomed to eating from the stick?
Have you tried any live food for enrichment purposes?
How do you tell the difference between escape behavior and "playing" behavior? Do you think the fact that she is trying to escape could be a sign of imperfect water chemistry or are you not worried?
How long has she been shedding suckers? Sometimes my octos do the same thing and i'm not sure if it's due to a specific stresser or just a general stress response.
Thank you again for the awesome journal!
Thats interesting! Thank you for the response!
How often do you feed her?
Does she roam around the tank less if you increase the feeds?