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Not really moving, eating and always white-ish

Thingymabob

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I bought my octopus just yesterday because they finally sell ones that arent poisonous :biggrin2: my octo doesnt seem to be eating the things im giving it like fish and crabs. its also very white! what could this mean?
 

Nancy

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Nice that you finally bought an octo.

Don't know about the white. It's sometimes the scared color. Does it look OK, or could it have a skin infection that is white?

Nancy
 
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Ummm... Not htat I know much about this kinda thing as u alredy know lol... but ummm all the octos that I get that get sick always turn white and lay on their side. Sooo yeah..
 

Thingymabob

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Well now it seems to be okay, sorry about not replying for ages!! hehe well i gave it shrimp and the octo grabbed it and then later on spat it back out! and also i tried putting another octo in but i dont know if they were fighting or mating cause the other day i watched this documentary showing how a blue ring octo mate. very weird so i pulled them part and one octo climb out of the tank and went into the fresh water tank so i put it in a jar with salt water for now.
 

Jean

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Thingymabob said:
Well now it seems to be okay, sorry about not replying for ages!! hehe well i gave it shrimp and the octo grabbed it and then later on spat it back out! and also i tried putting another octo in but i dont know if they were fighting or mating cause the other day i watched this documentary showing how a blue ring octo mate. very weird so i pulled them part and one octo climb out of the tank and went into the fresh water tank so i put it in a jar with salt water for now.
Hi Thingy,

Be very careful, many spp of octis are extremely intolerant of other octis in their tanks. Our P.cordiformis won't have a "friend" at any price. The midgets will. But they set up a dominance heirarchy based on size (which involves some fighting!).

J
 

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