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  1. clownfish

    clownfish Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    my octopus hasent come out too much in the past 2 weeks I havent realy seen him crawl al over the glass and be about. Instead he is hiding. what should I do? oh I have a bunch of crads from the beach to feed him. :hmm: I just dont now if he is dead or not.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Are there signs he's still eating? If so, I would leave him alone. Sometimes they take longer to adjust and disturbing his environment is just going to freak him out again. Patience!!!! :smile:
     
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    it seems like he is the shrimp disipear.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you watching at night with a red light? You may have a noctural octopus and you just don't see him during the day.

    Nancy
     
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    my lights are oposite to day so when it is night the aqarium lights are on and when it is day the lights are off I can see him 24/7.
     
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    such a releaf I finaly found my octopus he is in his den with 2 crab shells if frunt of it he started to move a little bit wile I looked at him I am grabbing a few more crabs to see if they incorage him to come out :mrgreen:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Glad you found your octo.

    Maybe it would come out more if you had a more natural lighting scheme - lights on during the day and dark except for red light at night. You might have success with moonlights (blue) at night.

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    clownfish Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I tried that but when I turn on the lights in my room it messes up the night for my octopus. Thats why I think he is hiding
     

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