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  1. wholymackrel

    wholymackrel Larval Mass Registered

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    hey,
    i got a bimac about four days ago and he continues to not eat. i have given him frozen shrimp and the other day went out a bought a fiddler crab for him, but he has eaten nothing. What should i do?
     
  2. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome!!

    Have you checked all your water parameters? If that's fine, he may still be getting used to the new environment. How big is he? I have had great success with hermit crabs to start.

    Carol
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi
    and welcome to TONMO.com :welcome:

    If your bimac is small and you have live rock with amphipods, you bimac could be eating those.

    Not all octopuses accept frozen food, especially at first. You might try pieces of fresh scallop.

    Nancy
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Welcome to TONMO :)

    Tell us some more about your tank and water parameters :)
     

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