We got a dwarf octopus (so I'm told) as a hitchhiker on Florida live rock. While it may not have the longest of lifespans, we'd like to try to care for it as best as we can.
We've put it into a 5 gallon tank, and it's the only resident (save the occassional crab that we can catch out of our big tank).
I'm posting a picture I took of it munching on the crab last night; it's now under a cave in the live rock. I'm going to keep up with the water chemistry (e.g. salinity, temperature, pH, ammonia/nitrites/nitrates).
Unfortunately, we're not going to be able to keep it fed with small live crabs for a significant amount of time.
Any articles, or suggestions as to how to feed dead food, what kind of dead food, etc.? Lighting (except for the live rock lighting needs?) Snails ok, or snails lunch?
Species ID? (please don't tell me it's Octopus chadii :) ) (For scale, it looks bigger than a marble, and smaller than a ping-pong or golf ball).