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Can I feed my pet octopus frozen bait food?

ai4ns

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Hi There! I own a blue ring octopus (named Cthulhu - attached photo) and was wondering whether you could feed it frozen bait food? I have a feeling that it has a lot of crap in it (and chances are it will stink the tank up) so I have avoided it but was just wondering has anyone tried using it? and if it is actually safe to use?

I feed my octopus only live food and he has pipi's and small hermits but just thinking just as a backup if I run out of live food?

Thanks!
 

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Where are you located? I would think that frozen seafood for humans might be safer (then again, maybe not :roll:). You could rinse the bait in some of your sea water first.
 

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Thanks for your reply! I am located in Sydney Australia. Smaller frozen animals are bit hard to find - especially small ones. What would the best frozen food to buy from seafood stores considering the octopus is rather small (and i would like to feed my dward lionfish the same)

Thanks
 

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