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I didn't know if I should have fed it anything else. I bought two crabs but I held all the live food in my 125g
and the crabs escaped into the rocks. My biggest regret is those crabs. Came home last night to find one picking on my open brain coral.:banghead:
 
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You'd be surprised how capable a tiny octopus is when it comes to tackling crabs. If you disarm the crabs pinchers it will be no threat to your octopus.
 

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haha thanks guys! Ya, I knew of the ghost shrimp not being very nutritious for SW fish/inverts because they are fatty and dont have much proteins. My little guy is eating hermits for now, Im about to try giving him a snail and a hermit and see which one he eats. Tonight I will try some frozen shrimp! It just doesnt seem like much substance [a small hermit crab] almost like "wheres the meal in that?" ya'know?
 

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Well, I gave him a peice of krill and I think he ate some of it. He held onto it for a while but when I gave him the krill I also gave him a snail which he hadnt seen yet. Once he saw the snail he dropped the frozen krill and attacked. The snail has been eaten now but he is still carrying the shell around, its kinda cute, even though the shell is almost the size of his head.
 

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I feed my baby mercatoris live shore shrimp and frozen Cyclop-eeze. They are still in a large breeder net (about the size of a critter cage) so I can keep the food density heavy for the space but still keep the water clean. I put in several shrimp at one time and don't restock until there is only one left. I feed the Cyclop-eeze using a plastic pipette every night (mercs are nocturnal). It takes awhile to feed them (they prefer it highly diluted and will blow it away if it is too dense) but it give me the opportunity to interact with them with hopes that they will recognize the food slave once they are released to the tank. Most nights they assume filter feeding position as soon as they see me (or maybe the pipette).
 

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Here is some more pics for you guys! Good News, I convinced my dad to let me put him in the 50gallon tank, but my dad thinks that he needs like a 20g. :smile:
So anyway, Im glad about that... I'll be letting him free into his tank in another month or so just to make sure he is eating good and to collect the leftover hermits and snails so they dont get eaten. Anyway on to the pics:

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oh of course not!
Haha, thats another reason why its gonna be another month before I let him out of his critter keeper and into his new tank, to get the fish that are in the 50g. out of it.
Also, does anyone else agree that this looks like a Bimac from those pictures^
 
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Fishfreak218;99879 said:
oh of course not!
Haha, thats another reason why its gonna be another month before I let him out of his critter keeper and into his new tank, to get the fish that are in the 50g. out of it.
Also, does anyone else agree that this looks like a Bimac from those pictures^

I don't envy you. Catching fish is a total pain in the butt!

From all the pictures of Bimac's I've seen I'd say yes, definitely looks like a Bimac.
 

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