Hitchiking Octo (Was: Hello from colorado.)

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by COreefer, May 27, 2004.

  1. COreefer

    COreefer Larval Mass Registered

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    Just found a baby octopus hitchiking on a piece of TB liverock and a friend recommended this site. I don't know what to do with the hitchiker, but I'd like to keep it, I just don't know where to put it right now if anyone can help.
     
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    welcome to Tonmo ! I am sure Nancy or Carol will be able to help you out...good luck!
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  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi, welcome to TONMO.com!

    We just discussed this very situation a few days ago - look at the thread listed below. The person who found the baby octo did not have a tank set up, so he ended up passing the baby to someone who was better equipped to take care of it.

    http://www.tonmo.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2511

    How big is the baby - tiny, the size of a pea? You need to keep it in a smaller container so you can feed it frequently. Try mysid shrimp or amphipods.

    Perhaps you could keep it in a smaller container floating in a larger tank, or just in the larger tank (like a critter cage).

    Under Ceph Care, Journals and Photos forum, you'll find some threads on Imahogg, a baby briareus. You can read there how it's being raised.

    We welcome your future questions over in Ceph Care! Good luck!

    Nancy
     
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    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Good luck with your :baby: :bluering: and :welcome: to TONMO.

    Phil
     
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    Hi and :welcome: to TONMO! Good luck with him! :D
     
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    :welcome: to TONMO.com!! You could try keeping it in a small breeding net.
     
  7. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Welcome COreefer, good luck w/ your hitch-hiker!
     
  8. COreefer

    COreefer Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi, and thanks for the expert advice...right now the octo is in a small critter box over my sump. I am trying to rig up a tank for it that will feed directly into my sump. I have been doing alot of water changes and I have witnessed the octo eating 3 times, maybe more because I put some snails and small clams in there. Unfortunately I just moved my tank 2 weeks ago, decimating my pod population because I replaced the substrate in my fuge as well as my main tank. I have found a pod here and there to feed it. I have witnessed it going after and eating a few brine shrimp. Today I dropped a sliver of krill with him. We'll see what happens next.
     
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    Hi and welcome!!

    One of my babies, was so tiny on arrival, I hooked up a pethome in the main tank with a small bubble filter, hanging on the side. Lil Pumpkin did very well on tiny hermitcrabs, frozen prawn etc.
     

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