My octo lives out of the water!

delaharsha

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I dont get it. My octopus likes being above the water and has been up there for days:bugout:

Anyone ever had this situation?

He eats, and will grab at stuff I give him but does not like the water?????

Any ideas?
 
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In a glimpse, without knowing more about your tank I'd say your water quality must be horrible and the octopus is trying to avoid being in it.
 
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Hmm... well these are my suggestions. Water changes. Have the water tested by someone else with a different kit. Raise the water level so that the octopus isn't going to dry up or suffocate and die.
 

delaharsha

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I have 2 different test kits....

the water is as high as I can get it.

he just started this after the lights were on more then 12 hours. I cant figure this strange bastard out.


My blue ring never acted like this. I know they like to find ways out but there is no way out for him.
 

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All the same,you might carry a sample of the water to a reputable LFS and ask for testing: pH, salinity, nitrites, nitrates, and ammonia. This is not normal behavior.

I have sometimes wondered whether octopuses dislike certain brands of the salt used to make their salt water.

Nancy
 

delaharsha

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well I took out 50% of the water and used a different salt. He got in the water for a bit. he just likes being outside......:banghead:
 

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