• Welcome to TONMO, a community of cephalopod experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts. Established in 2000, we are the founders of TONMOCON, and birthplace of World Octopus Day and Cephalopod Awareness Days. ...You can register here, and Introduce Yourself. To rid yourself of ads and enjoy other perks, become a Supporter for just $25/year. (Now accepting bitcoin & other crypto!) ...Follow us on Twitter and YouTube for more cephy goodness.
  • Looking to buy a cephalopod? Check out Tomh's Cephs Forum, and this post in particular shares important info about our policies as it relates to responsible ceph-keeping.

Will my octopus still thrive on shrimp?

Leigh

Pygmy Octopus
Registered
Joined
Mar 11, 2005
Messages
9
The local pet shop near me has just closed with no notice. I was going to get crab since my octo is still small I've been feeding him the baby clams, frozen shrimp (thawed), and occasionally a freshwater crawdad. Will he be able to live on the shrimp alone later since I will not be able to go and get bigger crabs every week for him? I read the forums here on the feeding, but I do not want to spend a TON of money at walmart on their live stuff since that is one other place I can get a few crab, lobster, and so on now and then.
 

cthulhu77

TONMO Supporter
Registered
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
6,638
You might want to check out your local ethnic market area...quite often the fishmongers have small crabs that come in with their normal shipment, and most are just thrown away...depending on where you are located, I am sure you can find something nearby to supplement the shrimp and clams...good hunting !
greg
 

Latest Forum Posts


Top