baby octo

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by abate, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. abate

    abate Cuttlefish Registered

    Aug 24, 2009
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    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.
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Mar 8, 2004
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    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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