[Octopus]: Maurice my octopus species??

pkilian

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The animal can for sure be stressed by having too many shrimps in the tank. In fact, the shrimps may actively attack and pick at the mantle of the octopus. I agree with tonmo's advice, your animal won't ever need more than 1-3 shrimps in the tank at a time.

Carbon won't do much to alleviate any negative symptoms that come from inking. You will need a protein skimmer to help with ink in the water but if you are able to work gently with the animal and prevent them from inking you may be able to get away without one.
 

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I wonder whether Maurice seems to want to hide whenever I get to near to him?
Maybe because I have interrupted his 'silence' a few times? He still seems to be active at night time!
 

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Each octopus has its own personality but I have found that spending at least an hour a day near the tank but not trying to interact with it. We keep our primary octo tanks where we eat so they see us every night at supper. I can't guarantee this will help but try it and see if you have the time. They are naturally shy creatures.
 

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