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letysjim

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I have a baby Octopus and what will be good to feed him . i had hermit crabs and emeral card in the tank with live rock ' He hids a lot and I have never seen him come out only one time so what do i need to do
 
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what is there to do? You could put a few toys in there (baby toys, legos ext.) maby set up a seporate feeding tank and only feed at a set time of day. just a few suggestions,

-Tom
 

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Welcome to Tonmo! If you could give us some of the features of your tank set up, ie: size, filtration, lighting, etc...we could help you a lot easier...it sounds like your normal octopus behaviour to hide though, until they get used to you.
Be sure to read the Ceph Care sheets by Nancy and Colin here on Tonmo.com, the articles will clear up a lot for you initially.
best,

Greg
 

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You purchased an EBAY octo from Dana right?
Octopus briareus. Tropical Nocturnal Octo.
I used fiddlers purchased online to feed my octo.
Might try some red LEDS to get him more active during the day
and i bet you hes out plenty and he hides so well you cant see him :smile:
Megas used to be on a rock right next to the front of the tank and i would look all over for him before he would move and id spot him.

How is the little guy
did Dana ship him right
did he ink
tell us :smile:
 
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:welcome: and good luck! You can try a variety of live food. Fiddler crabs and shore shrimp are a good place to start. Try to stay away from fresh water food (like goldfish or ghost shrimp), they do not have the nutritional value that an octopus requires.
 

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yes i got it from dana he is my friend , but I wanted a smaller one . My Oct tank is 55 gallion it has a tower with 3 holes so he can hide in . and also three damsels so it it a safe for the oct . I have it now in a 10 gallon tank but will put it in today with a live rock . another question will this oct eat the Damsels
 

letysjim

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Mizu said:
You purchased an EBAY octo from Dana right?
Octopus briareus. Tropical Nocturnal Octo.
I used fiddlers purchased online to feed my octo.
Might try some red LEDS to get him more active during the day
and i bet you hes out plenty and he hides so well you cant see him :smile:
Megas used to be on a rock right next to the front of the tank and i would look all over for him before he would move and id spot him.

How is the little guy
did Dana ship him right
did he ink
tell us :smile:
he just keeps hiding and he turn green when I put the rock and water in a bucket 'he fell out of the rock and started to crawl up the bucket . but when i put the rock back he went there
 

letysjim

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cthulhu77 said:
Welcome to Tonmo! If you could give us some of the features of your tank set up, ie: size, filtration, lighting, etc...we could help you a lot easier...it sounds like your normal octopus behaviour to hide though, until they get used to you.
Be sure to read the Ceph Care sheets by Nancy and Colin here on Tonmo.com, the articles will clear up a lot for you initially.
best,

Greg
I just bought a 55 tank setup with Light and hoods and filter . A live rock and a tower with holes . I will also put a pvc pipe in there soon so it will be like a cave . more live rock is comming this next week
 

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Ahhh. what sort of filter did you get? Some work better than others for keeping octopus.
Good call on the live rock, you can really never have too much!

greg
 
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You probably want to remove the damsels, they can be territorial and aggressive and could bother the octopus. Also, how long has your 55 gallon been set up?
 

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