Octo acting different

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  1. Missnano

    Missnano O. vulgaris Registered

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    last night I watched him climb over a rock mantal first. He crawled everywhere backwards it seemed with his mantal dragging in front?

    Am I worrying too much or is something wrong?


    Could it be these stupid micro bubbles I can't get my Pump to stop dispersing? They're super small but still. They're there.
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Interesting -- I know it's hard to capture but a video of this would be great to see. How's its color? Usually if they are out and about it's a good sign. What kind of substrate is in the tank? Any playthings to entertain itself with?

    I don't know anything about micro bubbles or the effects they may have....
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, bubbles can be a problem if they get under the mantle where they cannot escape.

    A floppy mantle is not a good thing. It is often the sign of senescence. If the octo is female, she may be about to lay eggs.
     

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