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baby octo


Aug 24, 2009
will a baby octo hunt for itself or will the parents hunt for it. i'm wondering because i want to buy a octopus joubini or a octopus mercatoris and the fidler crabs i want to feed it are several times the size of the babies who are .4 grams big. the other solution of course is just to feed it dead crabs. will that be suficient.


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Mar 8, 2004
Adult octos will die as their young hatch, so the babies have to hunt for themselves. In general, you'll need to find food that's sized appropriately for the animal, and many octos, particularly young ones, will only take live food. Take a look at the threads about raising mercatoris from eggs to see what the range of foods that were used look like. Note, though, that it's hard to get pygmy species from suppliers that aren't already adults, anyway.

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