odd behavior (CA 2-spot) - please help

socal_saltwater

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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?
 

socal_saltwater

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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.
 

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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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