crocgurl93;99857 said:Also the sand my mom bought already has the bacteria in it but should I just get rid of the water from my tank now and put some from my moms tank in?
Animal Mother;99858 said:How long has the tank the octopus is in right now been up and running? If it's less than 2-3 months old you DEFINITELY need to move it or it is VERY likely it will die very soon, REGARDLESS of whatever advice your LFS employee told you. I know lots of live sand packaging advertises it as being a way to immediately cycle your tank, but this is false advertising. It will seed your tank with beneficial bacteria, but it will NOT cycle your tank.
If you can rule out autophagy (eating its arms) put the octopus in a plastic container, poke holes in the lid (enough for good water flow) and slowly acclimate it into your moms tank. That is, if your moms tank has been up and running for several months. If it is autophagy I don't think there is anything you can do about it, sadly.
If your octopus is a dwarf, like you think it may be, it is probably just wrapping its arms around its mantle, kinda looks like it's turning itself inside out. I HOPE that's all it is for you and your octopus' sake.
crocgurl93;99870 said:What would filter feeding look like? Also how long would I need to keep him in her tank?