octopus not eating

flatidbit

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Ok so he is eating but he is only eating about once every 4 days. he still comes out and has been like this for about 4 weeks so i dont think it laid eggs. can someone tell me whats up with him im kind of worried

It is a Brieareus and he is fully grown.

He eats frozen shrimp and scallops. He has never eaten live food. we cant find a bait shop were it doesnt cost 30 bucks to drive to and 15 dollars for 12 crabs is a little out of our price range.

Can someone tell me whats going on?
 

shipposhack

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You most likely have a male octopus in senescence. Males will usually get more active which is quite the opposite with females. Refusal to eat, autophagy, and blindness are other signs that may come about.
 

gjbarord

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You most likely have a male octopus in senescence. Males will usually get more active which is quite the opposite with females. Refusal to eat, autophagy, and blindness are other signs that may come about.
I agree.

Greg
 

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Although I agree old age is likely, make sure to check your water parameters, too, since loss of appetite can be an early sign that something is wrong with the water/filtration.
 

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