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Sighted 2:30am behind Octo Rock, crawling around, then jet away when it noticed me.
I have been feeding the brittle star, we just had a water change, and it's been by the overflow vents for the last couple of weeks. Started this behavior before the ceph, so I dont think its acting like a vacuum. I tried lure it away with food - nope.
I tried to nudge it away gently with the feeder stick - nope.
My best guess is that it's supplementing pods to the feedings? I leave the over flow column with a lil algae on it to help pods and things pick on it.
I hope it tires and finds a place to hide. It's even up there when the lights are on.
I can't second guess the red serpents. At times they are almost tame, coming out at feeding time or staying out in the daylight and taking food easily from my fingers. At others, they are recluse, shy away from the food in my fingers and stay hidden. It does seem that they are more out and about with an octopus installed. I would say the octo evicted it but there are many places for the serpent and it moves about fairly frequently, with or without an octo in residence.