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Got my octo from Octopets... sweet

a rabid squid

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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.
 

joefish84

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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
 

erich orser

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Congratulations on your new octo Rabid Squid!
 

i got crabs

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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.
 

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.
 

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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
 

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
 

Nancy

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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
 

a rabid squid

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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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