Not really moving, eating and always white-ish

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  1. Thingymabob

    Thingymabob Blue Ring Registered

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    I bought my octopus just yesterday because they finally sell ones that arent poisonous :D my octo doesnt seem to be eating the things im giving it like fish and crabs. its also very white! what could this mean?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice that you finally bought an octo.

    Don't know about the white. It's sometimes the scared color. Does it look OK, or could it have a skin infection that is white?

    Nancy
     
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    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    does it have a good hiding place? Nancy is right, white is a scared colour...
     
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    Well, how has it been behaving? Give it sometime to settle down, maybe its still scared from the journey.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Any update? How is he?

    Carol
     
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    Octomush Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Ummm... Not htat I know much about this kinda thing as u alredy know lol... but ummm all the octos that I get that get sick always turn white and lay on their side. Sooo yeah..
     
  7. Thingymabob

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    Well now it seems to be okay, sorry about not replying for ages!! hehe well i gave it shrimp and the octo grabbed it and then later on spat it back out! and also i tried putting another octo in but i dont know if they were fighting or mating cause the other day i watched this documentary showing how a blue ring octo mate. very weird so i pulled them part and one octo climb out of the tank and went into the fresh water tank so i put it in a jar with salt water for now.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Thingy,

    Be very careful, many spp of octis are extremely intolerant of other octis in their tanks. Our P.cordiformis won't have a "friend" at any price. The midgets will. But they set up a dominance heirarchy based on size (which involves some fighting!).

    J
     

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