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my octo wont eat



simple

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try giving him live fiddlers, many octos will take this but not other types of foods, also test the water to see if anything is wrong
 
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thats what i tried to feed him this evening.ammonia is a little high,im going to do a water change now.he is a little on the white side, but every time i see him he's on a white rock.
 


simple

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the ammonia, might be the cause so i would do some daily water changes for a week maybe two until its back to normal. Juts wondering, what size tank do you have? and how much live rock?
 
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75g tank 20g refugium and about 60 to 70 lbs of live rock.it was a reef tank and never had so much as a spike.how much of a water change would be to much?
 

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it might just be the shock from the octo since they create a lot of waste, and hopefully it will go away once the tank adjusts but i would still suggest to do water changes until it is better.
 

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