He's gone

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  1. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    How long can a bimac go without eating because I havent seen Florence in 5 days and i fear the worst. I feel like sh*t right now so spare me the guidance i know i messed up really badly and i dont know if i will ever attempt to keep these baeutiful creatures again. But how long can they go without eating? thank you sincerely,
    Brett
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    well, here is some guidance anyway...

    I am sorry i havnt follwed Florence and you since you got the octopus but if it is a young one then it could dissapera for days and be feeding off amphipods etc.

    Have you tried leaving a wee bit of fodd somwhere where you'll know if its been taken?
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Bret!
    I seem to remember someone on this board who didn't see their octo for 2 weeks and then he re-emerged. How long have you had him? If he's relatively new, could be the case!

    Carol
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm confused - how long have you had Florence? Looking at your past posts, it seems you might have had him for some months. In that case, it might be time for egg laying - just a possibility.

    Nancy
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I have had several that I thought had died or could not find appear months latter. I'm guessing that they found food somewhere, so if you think is is still alive gust put food in the tank and one day it will come out from its hidding place.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Any news?????
     
  7. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    hes a few months old and i used to see him everyday but now were going on a week of no sight and i think hes probably gone for good but i will keep my hopes high i guess. I might just keep corals and stuff in there from now on. But thank you for all the guidance tonom has given me in the last few years leading up to the purchase i have laerned alot i guess not enough... Thank you and goodbye,

    Sincerely,
    Brett Larson
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Brett,

    you may need to give it more time! Plasma disappeared for a month! and he's fine now! IF your friend had left the tank or indeed died in the tank you would likely SMELL it.......this is the voice of experience!

    J
     
  9. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    well that may have been the case for you but there is no food in there for him. I fed him by hand everyday so he hasnt been able to get food. So I dont know how he would be eating...
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    do you have live rock? there may be amphipods on them.......just trying to be positive here!

    J
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Brett,
    I think you should leave a bit of food out. It is possible that your octo has found some food. Don't give up too early.

    Nancy
     
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    agreed...nothing smells quite like a dead ceph...quite surely, he is hiding out, and playing pranks...will keep my fingers crossed for you too !
    greg
     
  13. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    he wa so small tho im not sure if he would smell up the whole system...
     

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