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boring octopus

frobro1018

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my octopus never comes out i never see him moving around and ive had him for about 3 weeks now. all he does is sit in his den looking out at me do you think theres something wrong or is he just boring. lol :confused:
 
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mine did that for a week after he came in and he wasnt eating... then he died... so make sure yours is eating if he isnt then somethings wrong
 

Nancy

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I've looked back over your past posts - it looks like we never really determined what species your octo is. If it's not a bimac, perhaps it's nocturnal and/or a dwarf.

If it's eating well and just doesn't come out, it's usually because the octo is young and shy, or a less friendly species.

Can you tell us more about your octo?

Nancy
 

Sinks

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i had the same problem Frobro, mine didn't come out for about 3 weeks, i was starting to think one of the larger live rock dwellers had killed it or something terrible. then i installed a red light which i switch on at night - after two nights he came out and was fine - we've been best mates ever since. The red light did the trick! He has now started to come out in the mornings when i switch back to the normal blue light - he also eats from my hand!

So install a red light :biggrin2:
 

frobro1018

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thanks sinks im going to try that. about the species he seems to be very small and the lfs said he was a common octopus whatever that means. about eating im not exactly sure if he is.
 

somosuno

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Hmm mine did that for a week and then i started geting more involved with it and soo it started eating from mine and my brothers hand. I think the red light would indeed help but just try to get a little involved with it, let it see you more.
 

LRM95TransAm

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My octo did the same for about 4 days when i got him. I had about 15lbs of LR in the tank and he could fit in there and I never saw him. Soooo what I went to my local petco and picked up some cheesey lookin houses for him. One is a little broken urn and the other is a lil skill and treasure chest. He has lived in the urn since i got it... it has 2 lil holes in it and he just peeks his eyes out at ya. Also pulled all but 3 pieces of rock. He seems very content in his home. Hope u see him more!
 

Chance180

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Mine stayed hidden for quite a while after I got her too. I think she just needed time to acclimate to her new home and the times I was in the same room and got to know me. Now, she's out dancing for me and waving hello all the time.

Good luck to you!
 

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