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  1. piranhaleg

    piranhaleg Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    hey just bought my first octopus yesterday and wanted to know if it bad to feed him live feeder(gold fish) or silver sides?
    thanks :heee:
     
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    Silver sides will definitely the better option as it has the marine fatty acids or something like that which freshwater feeder fish lack. Freshwater fish might sometimes have copper in them from copper based medications, This can be extremely fatal to cephs.
     
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    hey

    thanks alot
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    There are lots of different foods you can try with your octo. Their first favorite is always live crabs, but you can try pieces of fresh scallop or marine fish - also frozen shrimp (thawed and same temperature as the water).

    How big is your octopus and do you know what species it is?

    Nancy
     
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    piranhaleg Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    hey

    when u say live crabs what kind and size do u mean? Im looking for something that causes less mess and mantainance.
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    welcome to tonmo.com :)

    well it all depends on what size the octo is... the same size as its mantle or less is fine

    what species do you have?
     
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    piranhaleg Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    PIC

    HERE
     
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    I'm not sure what species but that pose looks like sumthing I've seen on TV before. How big is the octo (Mantle length)?
     
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    piranhaleg Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    hey

    how about this pose
     
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    Yup, it looks like a defensive posture which an O.cyanea did on TV.
     
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    hey

    any more info/pics on this species?
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Braireus. That's what I thought yours was from the pix. Its nocturnal like you said too.
     
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    yep, briareus without a doubt!!!

    an adult too by the looks of it
     

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