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basketballampm

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My octopus eggs hatched! I'm so excited, but they are extremely small. I am feeding them live phytoplankton thats a liquid right now, but i don't know how much and how often to feed them. Does anyone out there know? Do you guys know what else i should feed them. They're so small, i can barely see them!
 

joel_ang

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Phytoplankton will be fine for now, but as the babes grow, start feeding copepods and amphipods. Good Luck!
 

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Congrats and GL!!! :D

Get some pics when you can. Might be hard right now :P
 

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Hi Nathan and congratulations! Good luck feeding them!

Melissa
 

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hi
i'm not sure that phytoplankton will help all that much as what they really need is zooplankton IE small animals...

ideally you need larvae of crabs or shrimps????

or for large egg species amphipods
 

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Congratulations! I'm with the others, try Copepods and crustacean larvae once they get a little bigger.
 

basketballampm

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octopus eggs

They're so small i don't think there is anything else i can feed them except for the phytoplankton.
 

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Nice shot! How much magnified that?


You should try and get some bluelegged crabs. About 2 days after that I had tiny larvae crawling on the glass.

Hope it works out for ya! :)
 

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You would be surprised, these swimming greedy guts will take food larger than themselves! I'd try some small copepods etc (anything herbiverous....just in case!)

How big are they? (a guestimate will do....I'm feeling generous!)

Cheers

J
 

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