Help injured octopus

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  1. Inkman

    Inkman Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Hi all I acquired a very small octopus species unknown and was thought to be steped on in fish store by accident not moving tentacles very much but breathing is normal is there anything I can do to rehab him
     
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    Keep it dark in the tank, and don't bother it (checking on it to see if it still alive...) Not much you can do, it is either going to make it or die.
     
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    Nice of you to take care of the octopus. Hope he makes it.

    Nancy
     
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    It's not looking so good now tho I'm not getting much movement little worried
     
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    I'm not sure any of us would have much movement after being stepped on by a giant. Either it's injuries are not severe and it is slowly recovering, or it is not going to make it. It's kind of you to try and rescue the little guy.
     
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    He didn't make it poor little guy I was so hopefully I had a line on another tank n everything to help hm recover
     
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    Sorry... you'll have better luck with your next one. :cry:
     
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    I have twitch now but I didn't want the little guy perish
     
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    I noticed ur from Pitt I'm just up the road in slippery rock lol
     
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    I'm north of Pittsburgh - we may need to start our own branch of Tonmo with QueenB... :)
     
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    Lol yep I'm in
     
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    Me n queenb just got four briars by accident lol I'm trying to get tanks to house but need more money lol. We were hoping for mercs but 2 died and mine wich I thought was a merc is Idead a briar lol
     
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    That's my twitch
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    That's Octopus briareus, Twich who will not stay pygmy sized long. Keep in mind that this species if quite cannibalistic so you cannot house them together. If you try a partition (not recommended) be sure they cannot see each other.
     
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    Ya I'm planning separate tanks so I can help Queen with her surprise lol plus I'd like more tanks swell lol
     
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