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Well I got my octo last night and he was very good looking. He didn't look stressed at all. As soon as I put him in the tank he jetted around and started exploring. About a hour later he was hiding, and hide all night. I couldn't figure out why he was not moving so I got a little flashlight and my octo was eating a small hermit crab already! I was so happy. This morning he was still in his same spot, its a cave dug in a piece of live rock about 6 inches deep with a little cave in it. I will have pics tomorrow so come back and check up on SPAWN. I call him this because when I put him in he put all his spikes out on his back and started changing color.
IS IT NATURAL TO DO THAT ARE WAS HE AFFRAID? I KEPT HIS LIGHTS OFF ALL DAY AND NIGHT.
I LOVE MY LITTLE OCTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats (could use a congatulations emoticon too.) on getting your octo! Pudge gets all spikey and turns brown when he was first put in my tank and he still does it, and I've heard of other octos doing it too so its probably normal. Keep us posted on him!!!
Just wanted to send a little update. Spawn is still in his hole but I dont think he's hiding. I tried doing the fresh scallop on some chopsticks, and BAM!!! he come shooting out of his hole to get the food, and has done this for the last two days in a row. I will get pics as soon as he feels comfortable to come out.