My Day Octo

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  1. RandyB

    RandyB O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Here's a pic of him with the cleaner shrimp about to pounce on him. I'll post a couple more pics as I take more.
     
  2. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Very Cool! How can you afford to feed it cleaner shrimp? The ones here cost like 30 bucks a piece. :bugout:
     
  3. RandyB

    RandyB O. bimaculoides Registered

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    There's a coral banded shrimp and skarlet cleaner shrimp that are his roommates. He doesn't seem interest in them at all. The CB shrimp I caught, the skarlet was given to me. I know they may get eaten, but so far (6 weeks) they seem okay with one another.

    He eats live crab and jumbo frozen shrimp. The crab I catch once a week, it's the most fun to watch him eat, but a real pain to clean up the scraps. The shrimp I always put in a bubble gum tape container so he has to work (about 12 seconds) to get it.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm confused - you mean that your day octo didn't eat the cleaner shrimp? You said that the photo showed him about to pounce on the shrimp.

    Nice octopus!

    Nancy
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    maybe the cleaner shrimp pounced on the octo?
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice octo!!! Maybe they play?

    Carol
     
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    It'll be nice seeing the octo getting a clean by the shrimp one day :)
     
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    Ceph Roy O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Great Pic!
     
  9. RandyB

    RandyB O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I meant the cleaner was about to pounce on the octo. He seems to really want to clean the octo, but the feeling is definitely not mutual. Here's a picture of him reaching up for a snack.
     

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