Octpus Cyaneus

Naomi&Joe

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We've had some peppermint shrimps (pretty red things) in the tank for ages now - waiting to be octo food :sad: , plus a few crabs of various sorts - mostly hitchhikers on live rock cos we never bought them. I reckoned that they would keep him going for a few days at least.

When he was in the LFS before we bought him he was eating freshwater shrimp (yes - i've seen the posts now about these not being nutritional enough for marine beasties) - about two per day. We bought a handful of these, and put them in our freshwater tank. I thought he would eat our peppermint shrimps and crabs first, and then I would start putting the freshwater shrimps in. The first day he ate nothing as far as I know, the second day I found the remnants of one of the weird nocturnal worm things that lives in the live rock, and the third day I found the antenna of a peppermint shrimp. I thought he was eating away at the peppermints, but tonight have dicovered that the rest of them are just hiding well! I put him a freshwater shimp in tonight and it lasted about 8 seconds before being devoured.

I have tried him on frozen (but defrosted) Krill and raw Tiger Prawn, but so far no joy - not sure what to try next :confused:
 
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yeah the peppermint look like dead ones when they shed there skin dont they!!! had me that one!!!

when you do tiger prawn try defrostin in tank water and then squezzin the water in an out so the water in the prawn kinda gets replaced by tank water then squeeze all out this worked for my in gettin stuff more intrested

an poss dangle in tank on kebab stick or pinchers to get him to hunt??
 

Naomi&Joe

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Good idea about sqeezing the water out - i'll give it a go. Have already tried waving it about on a stick in front of him - but no interest. Will keep trying.
 
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