Got my octo from Octopets... sweet

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by a rabid squid, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    ok i got my octo yesterday from octopets and i think he doing ok exept for the fact that hes not eating. i think my food is too big. its ok ill just find some smaller food.
     
  2. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    it might take a day or two for him to eat dont force the situation just let him be he will eat when he gets hungry
     
  3. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    How big is the food compared to the octopus?
     
  4. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Congratulations on your new octo Rabid Squid!
     
  5. i got crabs

    i got crabs GPO Registered

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    mine didnt eat for the first couple of days at first but then he came around. at first i fed him things smaller then him. now he eats crabs that are bigger than he is. i take the claws off if there bigger just to er on the side of caution. dont worry he'll come around. and congrats on a new octo.
     
  6. a rabid squid

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    the hermit crab s 4x as big as the octo... crazy
     
  7. i got crabs

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    hmmm that might be a little too big. especially if hes a baby. you could try a turbo snail, or maybe some blue legs..hermit crabs that is. anyway best o luck.
     
  8. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, small hermit crabs would be good and your LFS probably stocks them. You could also try a small piece of frozen shrimp, thawed of course.

    Nancy
     
  9. a rabid squid

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    it sounds messed up but im ripping limbs off the hermit crab and the octopus goes for those.
    ps. i need a good name
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Have a look at the Journals and Photos forum, the thread at the top called List of Our Octopuses - you'll find names of present and past octos and maybe that will inspire you!

    Nancy
     
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    angerhater Larval Mass Registered

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    howbout norbert?
     
  12. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    What species do they sell?
     
  13. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    bimac
    i think the smaller ones with bigger eggs. (theres confusion between bimaculoides and bimaculodes or however you spell it)
     

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