do dwarf octopus eat blue leg hermits?

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  1. clyde:)

    clyde:) O. bimaculoides Registered

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    like for a meal?
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Octopus diet varies depending on the species of octopus and even personality of individual octopus. Most octopus owners (food slaves...) try a variety of foods until they discover which foods their octopus prefers. There are more than one species of dwarf octopus so it is hard to say if it will eat blue-legged hermits until you try.
     
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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    My mercatoris liked eating hermits and my briareus ate hermits when she was tiny. Most others don't seem to have luck feeding their mercatoris' hermits though. When all else fails, use small crabs!
     
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    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

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    some people say bimacs wont eat them, but both of my bimacs did. both types too, o. bimaculoides and o. bimaculatus
     
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    christian39 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I saw that my lfs was breeding crayfish and feeding the babys to his dwarf octo

    I dont know if it was good for him:confused:
     
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    Eclipse Cuttlefish Registered

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    On a regular basis I cant imagine it being a good source of food for him, but I feed my preditor tank (mainly my puffer) 6 or so crayfish a month just to stimulate them and give a little variety to their diet.
     
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    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    My 3 month old mercs have been eating very small blue-leg hermits, but other mercs (dwhatley's) don't.
     
  8. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    ... but your little piglettes eat everything, mine have a far more refined pallet.:tongue:
     
  9. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Not true! Baby #4 (I really need to come up with a name) jumped a stomatella snail the night before last, but then decided it smelled funny or something and let it go. :yuck:
     

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