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Octopus Feeding

91lxstang

GPO
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lol yea i noticed that after trying to feed him another piece... i gae it to him and he acted excited to have it then he came to the top of the glass so i opened the glass top and he pulled it out fro under him and held it up and over the edge of the tank then dropped it on the floor then swam to a nearby rock and watched me.... they are almost like spoiled toddlers
 

Fishy1

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Hello !:mrgreen:

Along these lines, I am a newbie and have only had my new octo for 3 days. It seems he's a hunter and wants nothing to do with anything frozen even if it's very fresh. :roll:

My LFS told me he likes ghost shrimp and snails, but I feel like he's only eating candy and am wondering what the equivalent in saltwater would be to a ghost shrimp?

I have so far tried to get nutrients in him with 2 kinds of raw frozen shrimp, krill and a clam. These were all ignored completely. Yesterday I got him 2 hermits and brine (he likes to play with brine, probably because it has no nutritional value what so ever). :wink: Both hermits are still scooting around unharmed. I have a mollusk, a clam and an oyster all alive in his tank, but since he ignored the first clam I am leaving those all alone for now.


In short, he's ignoring everything healthy and eating nothing but candy. :lol:


On the clam thing, I was very suprised he didn't go for that. I had trouble cracking that puppy open too! I thought you could cut through the back muscle and it would open...as if! :roll: I had to pry for a while all around it to crack it, then I put it in the tank with the top on open a bit and slightly sideways. I was wondering if I should take the top all the way off or put it in fully open for him. Maybe he didn't get it or I manhandled it to much??? Of course I didn't touch the inside at all.

He's happily trying to escape, as expected, but I want him healthy too! Any ideas???

This morning I put these in for him :snail:
I thought maybe these :goldfish:

Thanks guys!
Fishy1
:octopus:
 

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