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I got my octo!

Rockthis11

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I finally got my tank raised bimac from Fishsupply.com today, and i can easily say that this is the coolest creature i have ever seen! I really hope i do this right and it doesnt die. i am acclimating him as i type. i am adding half a cup of my tank water every 5 min. However, my LFS is closed today. Would it be alright if i didnt feed him today? Also, how long should i keep acclimating him like this? Until the bag is full?

thanks in advanced

i love my new octo :tentacle:
 
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Good luck with your octo! I read in another thread that not feeding the first day is normal, but perhaps you should use the search function to read that thread for yourself. Nancy, or someone else, wrote about going not to the LFS but to the fishmarket for octo food.

I look forward to hearing more about your unnamed octo!

Melissa
 

Rockthis11

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Im afraid i lost him. I saw him sneaking around the back of the tank and once our eyes met he got scared and crwaled back deeper. I will attempt to feed him tomarow. Im hoping to find i small fidler or hermit crab tomarow at my LFS. I have the kept the lights off ever since acclimating him is it ok if i turn them on now?
 

Rockthis11

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im so happy now :biggrin2: my new octo ate. I put a piece of frozen (thawed shrimp on a straw and put it near my octos den and he grabed it :smile: . After that, we played tug of war. I had no idea he would be THAT strong. I always knew they were strong but i never experienced it first hand. I love my little octo :octopus: ( i hope i dont kill it)
 

Nancy

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Hi Rockthis,

What a fine little octopus! Good pic, too.

You might try a few ghost shrimp. They are freshwater,so won't live too long in saltwater, but they aren't too difficult for a small octopus to catch.
Maybe he could eat small hermit crabs, too. And little pieces of fresh scallop.

You may have to visit both the LFS and the fishmarket!

Keep us posted,

Nancy
 

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