Is this normal?

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  1. SniperX8

    SniperX8 Cuttlefish Registered

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    my octopus just sits there with his legs all curled up near him, is that what they do, and he pushed away the krill :/
     
  2. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    How long have you had him?
     
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    i got him yesterday hes been in the tank for 24 hours now.
     
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    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    When I got my octo I didnt see it out for about a week.Have you offered it anthing other than krill?
     
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    well theres a snail and a crab in a shell in the tank and i put the snail in front of him and he grabbed it and than swam away from it and went onto a rock.
     
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    I would take it slow for a while, just observe from a distance. Try to limit your direct interaction until it seems interested to gain trust.
     
  7. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I would let him settle in.leave him alone, maybe with the light off but keep offering food once or twice a day.Do you have any fish in the tank with him?
     
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    no, the things that are in my tank are, a brittle star fish, my octopus, a snail, and a crab.
     
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    Do try to offer him some crabs, always the octopus's favorite food. Live food is a form of enrichment, too.

    Nancy
     

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