odd behavior (CA 2-spot) - please help

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  1. socal_saltwater

    socal_saltwater Blue Ring Registered

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    i have a small/baby california 2-spot octopus that, recently, has blown me away at how much it's been out. for weeks it was crawling around on the glass, looking out...swimming around, chasing the 1/2 dozen shore crabs i have in there even if he didn't catch them. i recorded about 5 hours straight that he was out at one point.

    but, for the last 3 days he's been in his hole, hiding in the rock. my water parameters are perfect, remembering the slightly-higher salinity, my water is the same as it was when he was active and i've done significant water changes with an ammonia level of 0!

    any ideas?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Could be nothing, could be the start of senescence. What temp are you keeping it at and how long have you had it?
     
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    socal_saltwater Blue Ring Registered

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    senescence? he's really small, tentacles maybe 3 inches long max.

    i've had him about 1 1/2 months, found him under a rock buried in mud (no water!). i thought it was a bunch of small worms until i saw the light pink coloring on the tentacles.
     
  4. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Size, age and maturity aren't really correlated in cephs. But he may just be full/tired/hiding for his own octopus reasons!

    J
     

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