my baby octopus is dying please help.

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  1. Davinci

    Davinci Cuttlefish Registered

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    Just a minute ago my baby octopus fell off of his den with its tentacles all curled up. I do not know what to do.

    In fact i though it was dead a long time ago since I have not seen any of my snails disappear for while. So I think that this octo has not been eating for a while.

    PLease help.
     
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    I just took it out from the main tank and I place it in a small container where I can feed it.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Is the small container in the large tank? It will need more oxygen than a small tank can provide.

    Sadly, this does not sound good. Can you provide pictures, estimated size and how long you have had it in the tank. You can try offering a piece of frozen shrimp or a crab, snails are often not taken or are too hard for small ones to extract. If you can find hermits large enough to removed from the shell, I have had good luck using them on young octopuses.
     
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    You may need to check you water parameters. Are you sure you have a young animal and not a midget/dwarf species? If the latter it may simply be old age, however, the symptoms suggest a water problem. Sorry.
     

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