[Octopus Eggs]: Bloopers babies!!

tkong

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They’re starting to attack each other. Getting depressed about this whole thing now. If anyone in or near the Sacramento area wants to have a few to try and raise, please let me know. I don’t personally know of anyone local who could help 😩 just want to save as many as I can…
Are these babies aculeatus? I currently have a "bali dwarf octopus" that I haven't had a chance to make a post yet. But I have an extra tank that is empty that I can use to try and raise some. I live in the Bay Area, but wouldn't mind making the trip this weekend.
 

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Are these babies aculeatus? I currently have a "bali dwarf octopus" that I haven't had a chance to make a post yet. But I have an extra tank that is empty that I can use to try and raise some. I live in the Bay Area, but wouldn't mind making the trip this weekend.
No they’re mercatoris and you’re welcome to drive up if you want
 

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Well blooper died a few days ago. I’ll miss her until the babies are big enough to actually interact with. I dropped and scattered about 20 empty hermit shells into the nursery which seemed to help with the attacking each other. I gave three away yesterday and still looking for anyone nearby who wants a few!
 

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I gave three away yesterday
nice work finding a new home form them @Hadla -- I think a good "checklist" item is having a plan for how to deal with babies, if that should arise! Seems to happen a LOT. Are you still caring for any at this point?
 

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nice work finding a new home form them @Hadla -- I think a good "checklist" item is having a plan for how to deal with babies, if that should arise! Seems to happen a LOT. Are you still caring for any at this point?
I have about 7 still in there, counted about an hour ago :smile: I’m going to split them up tomorrow
 
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