octopus food

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I was wondering if you could keep your live food in the octopus tank and just have the octopus when he is hungry eat some food?
 

corw314

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When they are new I like to have a few food choices in with them so they can eat as needed. As they adjust, once the stocked food is gone, I find they start hunting and associate us with the food. I keep a 15 gal run by a Aquaclear 500 as my feeder tank.
 

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One reason not to keep feeders in there full time is because they will increase the bioload on the filters and if for some reasons they died they can pollute a tank quickly.
 

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Hi Carol,
If this many crabs will last you about two weeks, I was just wondering how frequently do you feed and how many at each feeding?
 

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nini said:
would feeding octos goldfish be a good idea?
how much do they eat?

NO!! Goldfish are too fatty (as are all freshwater fish!) plus if the fish has been treated with copper it will kill your octi!

Crabs, shrimp, clams etc are the BEST food for an octi!

J
 

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"pets or meat"

yep, stick with saltwater animals for saltwater octos...now, if you had a freshwater octo, you would have no problem.

greg
 

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