my babies

basketballampm

Pygmy Octopus
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#1
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!
 

Colin

Colossal Squid
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#5
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
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
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#10
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
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
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#14
neptune said:
Darn they are cute! Are they not carnivorous at this stage :?:
Yep, as far as we know they are ALWAYS carniverous!!! somehow a vegitarian cephalopod just doesn't sound right!

J
 

basketballampm

Pygmy Octopus
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my babies

Yea, i think they are vugaris. They're so small still. They seem to be doing fine right now. I have transfered most of them into seperate tanks so the filter won't suck them up. I've been feeding them zooplankton and none of them have died so far. They're thousands of them, i'm running out of room. But when and if they survive and grow up i'm probably going to sell them to a pet store some where. If anyone wants one i can probably send some out.
 

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