something might be wrong with my octo

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  1. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    the past 2 d ays hes actually been out and crawling around.

    however, i usually feed him 2 crawfish a day and among various snails ect.

    and the past two days , he wont eat any crawfish i put in the tank
    my parameters and everything are really good, i dont understand


    He usually doesnt eat all of the crawfish.
    but 3 days ago he ate one ,a nd he hate the entire thing except for the claws.
    so maybe hes full

    but i was on the understanding that octos dont get full for 1 day or 2 days at a time
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Didn't you mention that you have snails and other food in your tank. Your octo could be eating those, too.

    He needs a variety of food - try him on some shrimp and crabs, too.

    Sometimes an octopus just doesn't want a particular item. My bimac ate scallop for a while, and then one day she didn't like it anymore.

    Nancy
     
  3. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yum, I'll have the scallop if your octo won't have it. :razz:
     
  4. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    ill try frozen again

    illl try frozen again but she wont have anythign to do with it and i dont have anythign else besides astrea snailss and hermits
     
  5. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    well i have tried giving him frozen sand eels , and he wont have anything to do with them

    i guess ill jus tlet him sit in there and not eat.

    hes got hermits but they are small and now hes getting bigger he doens tmess with them much anymores
     

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