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New octopus may be stressed--advice please?

DHyslop

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Smeapancol;80467 said:
I just tested my water and the nitrites had gone up to about .2 mg/L. How big of a problem is that? What can I do to keep it down at zero?

How long was the tank running with the damsel before you put in the octo?

Dan
 

Smeapancol

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The damsel was in there a little over a month.

Actually I just did the weekly water change and I detected no nitrite at all this time, so I think that's ok. Now I just have those questions about feeding:

For the past two days, he's eaten one blueleg hermit grab a day. Is that enough? (Hope so, since they're $1.50 each.) Too much?

I've only been able to get him to eat by putting the hermit crab right at the mouth of the shell he's been hiding in, so how long should I keep doing that? Eventually I'll want to make him come out and find the crabs himself. Should I wait for him to come out on his own or should I force him to come out by not feeding him that way?
 

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