Alexandra....not good

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Stevie, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Stevie

    Stevie O. bimaculoides Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    She has not eaten in a week, I tried everything, new food, toys, testing water daily and no sign of propblems..... but now there is a weite spot near her eye, and she is eating her tentacles? Any help? It may be old age as she is a pygmy and tentacles are about 9 inches stretched out, and mantle is a little bigger than a golf ball...... I have not tried antibiotics because she will not eat at all much less treated food... And I did a 50% water change yesterday, water quality is still perfect... any help?
     
  2. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    4,891
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sorry to hear about Alexandra. It is not a good sign if she is eating her tentacles...
     
  3. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Senescence. Autophagy and visual white lesions are textbook cases. Antibiotics may bide you some time but will do nothing else.

    Greg
     

Share This Page