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Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Mr. Fishy, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Mr. Fishy

    Mr. Fishy Larval Mass Registered

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    No major questions I just want to introduce myself. I am not new to aquaria or saltwater but I am a first time owner of an Octo (a cute little bimac named Benny). I am just rounding out my first week, and though I have yet to really see my little guy, I am totally hooked.

    I am trying with varied success on getting him to eat frozen krill, but he is definately chowing down on the hermits I have in the tank. Every now and then he takes swipes at the feeder shrimp but has yet to catch one.

    So far so good, oh and he is about the size of a half dollar and is living large in his 55 with lots of rock.

    Thanks to all...... been a lurker for a while.
     
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: to you and Benny... please keep us up to date on his progress, and post pictures!

    Where did you get him?
     
  3. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    :cuttlehi: Mr. Fishy and Benny!
     
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    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Welcome to Tonmo ! Yes, they are addictive little critters!
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :welcome: glad you de-lurked!
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :welcome: to you and Benny. Glad you joined us.
     
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    koolaidman Larval Mass Registered

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    hey i live in mass, only bout 30 mins from boston. Just wondering where you got your octo cause ive been looking. via alf or the interweb?
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: to you and to Benny! Don't be worried. Baby bimacs hide for sometimes a few weeks! More than likely he's picked a strategic place to observe you!:wink:

    Carol
     
  9. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to you and Benny,:welcome:

    I'll add Benny (and you) to the List of Our Octopuses at the top of the Journals and Photos Forum, under Ceph Care.

    Sometimes it takes a while for an octopus to accept dead food. A few never make the transition. So just keep on with the live food and try offering pieces of frozen shrimp (thawed).

    Nancy
     

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