DWARF OCTO HELP!!!!

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  1. macfl

    macfl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    i just purchased a dwarf octo at one of my lfs, i have his tank set up, but how long should i let the bag float for????????!!!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    What you should do is add your tank water to the bag a little at a time, maybe over 1/2 hour. It's been floating for some time, so the temperatures must be about equal. Then pick up your little octo and put him in the water - don't empty the water into the tank, if you can help it.

    Nancy
     
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    What size tank did you put him in? What type is he? Congrats and good luck with him or her.HEHE.
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    How did the acclimatisation go?

    Also, be sure to enter your octopus tank details into the database...

    cheers

    Colin
     
  5. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Any update????

    Carol
     
  6. macfl

    macfl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    he died :oops: :cry: i did the float and drip for 45 mins, then i came back about 20 min later and he was dead, all my levels were on 0. he was a dwarf
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry that your little dwarf octo died. :(

    Do you have any idea why? What about pH and sg,
    nitrates, nitrites and ammonia? It would be good if you could figure this out.

    :angelpus:

    Nancy
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :( I'm sorry to hear....

    Carol
     
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    Not good news. We are very sorry for you.
     
  10. dasOctopus

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    That sucks....Did he die in the bag or was he in the tank? I have read that they will play dead in the bag.
     
  11. macfl

    macfl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    i think it was the salinity, all fixed now :) spent 3 hours doin water changes
     
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    macfl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    well i took the other one back and the guy said i could have the last one they had and gave him to me. i floated him for 20 mins then drip aclimated him and had the lights out for a few hours and came back and he was out climbin around doin great. i put some crabs in there and have been waiting to come out :D . im gonna name him Gus :cyclops:
     
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    Welcome to Gus and I hope he does well.

    Nancy
     
  14. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow! Welcome to Gus also!!! Good luck with him!!!

    Carol
     

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