New Octopus!

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Carol:

I'm glad to hear that Ink is getting comfortable in his new home. I figure that because Ink, Tralfaz and Roxy were all purchased from Jack at the same time and are all around they same age , they must be brothers and sister. :lol:

Are you using a particular brand of frozen prawn?? So far Tralfaz has no interest in frozen food. (He'll take it but then spits it back at me). Maybe I try the prawns and see if he likes them. Keep us updated on Ink's progress.
George
 

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Well Carol, they were obviously collected at the same time and probably the same area because Jack got all the babies in at the same time. And even if they're not siblings...it'll would be real cute to pretend! :wink: George, I haven't tried frozen shrimp yet. How did you get the shrimp to him...did you just stick it on a wooden skewer? Thanks, John
 

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Hey:

I used a plastic feeding stick that I originally got to feed shrimp to my various starfish. I just stuck (skewered) it on the end and waved it around in front of his face. He jumped up and grabbed it but had no interest in eating it. :?

Ah well, I am going to try to pick up some fiddlers this evening. Tralfaz even seems to be having a problem with snails. He grabs them end envelops them in his mantle. But later I see them still alive and cruising around. He can't seem to work out how to get them out of the shell :x
Next stop, LFS for a variety of different potential foods. Wish me luck!

George
 

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i think that a lot of it depends on what species they are fed on... some of the snails sold as 'turbos' have quite a firm 'door' that they close on themsleves to keep safe that a small octo has difficulty with
 

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Hey All!!!

The kind of prawn is from Newmans Fish Foods, out of Hackensack, NJ. I've been using my hand. I make sure the shrimp touches him so he knows there's food. Has taken it every time! Now Hermin, only ate live food. I also went to my LFS and found they continuely stock hermit crabs at $1.00 each, so I threw in 10 of them.

Once the weather gets nicer, I will start collecting my own food again! My daughtor loves to go"mucking" as we call it, and we're able to get lots of different kinds of crabs and snails and fish locally.

How old do ya think our babies are????

Carol
 

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Well... I came home and was looking for Ink and out he came! First time he's come out! Actually was doing laps like Hermin used to! I threw in a fiddler crab and he grabbed it immediately!

Think he's gonna be ok!!!

Carol :D
 

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Carol:

That is excellent! :D Glad to hear that Ink seems to have made a full recovery from his trip. (Hmmm, Do Octos get jet lag??? :? )


George
 

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Carol,

So glad to hear that Ink is OK. So all of our little bimacs are doing well!
It'll be fun to post pics and stories of their adventures as they grow up!

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As the days go by, Ink gets bolder and bolder! This morning he did the front glass pacing! He's watching us as much as we watch him! Plus you could tell he was squirting water in my direction. Think I have an octopus with an attitude!!!!

Here's one more picture! Promise, I won't do this daily!!!!!

He doesn't seem to mind the camera at all, but I'm trying not to use the flash too much!

Carol
 

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