How much should an O. Merc be eating?

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Amygdalan, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Amygdalan

    Amygdalan Blue Ring Registered

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    Just want to make sure I have enough offerings in the tank for him. So far he's been eating a hermit every other night, but last night was an off night, and on a whim I tried to get him to take frozen mysids again, and he scoffed down three offerings until blowing back the fourth :)

    They won't over eat, correct?
     
  2. k0mpresd

    k0mpresd GPO Registered

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    mine is every day/night or every other day/night sometimes. never 2 days without eating. it seems to be eating every day now. when eating fiddlers its every other night.
     
  3. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    I haven't heard of anyones octopus over-eating, but the more they eat, the faster they grow. The faster they grow, the sooner they die.

    Your feeding schedule sounds fine.
     

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