Stressed Bimac?????????

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  1. redrocket

    redrocket Cuttlefish Registered

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    :( i got my bimac from fishsupply and everything was cool the first day. now all he does is hide in one hole and not come out. ive had him for three days, is he scared are is he stressed? he wont take any fresh food from me and i dont know if he's eat the baby clams i bought him. what do i do? :(
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    That is perfectly normal!

    I hate to always say to look at past posts but if you do you will see how common it is with new baby octos!!!

    Clams are not an ideal food either, try getting some crabs and hermits
     
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    redrocket Cuttlefish Registered

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    Should i pull out the clams that i have put in for him/her. i have about 7 hermits and 7 snails but he hasn't chased them yet. :)
     
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    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Do you have any damsels in there with it? Maybe they're bothering him/her....
     
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    No damsels, just him, a emerald crab and some hermits and snails.
    I'll just give it a few days I guess. :(
     
  6. singularity

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    I got my Bimac from fishsupply.com a few weeks ago. At first Pixel holed himself up. He was coming out, though, and eating clams. I saw the opened shells in one spot on the sand.

    After about a day and a half to two days, I actually saw him out and eating, in his favorite "eating spot".

    He started eating *a ton*. I got the 100 crabs from fishsupply.com, and he ate all of them in about a week and a half. I have started moving him over to hermit crabs (blue legged at first, and now the larger red legged).

    He gets more and more active every day.

    I would give him a couple more days. If you do not see evidence of him eating, though, you might start being worried.

    Make sure you are checking all of your water parameters, in addition.
     
  7. o.vulgaris

    o.vulgaris Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Give your bimac a few day's to adjust, you would be pretty scared too if you were trapped in a fish tank and in a very new environmnet. :wink:
     
  8. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Also, if you had a lot of amphipods in your tank, your young octopus could eat those instead of the food you're offering. That's what mine did at first.

    Nancy
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    You need to just chill out and let the wee guy relax into the home and offer plenty good food once it is too big for amphipods and keep an eye on water quality. they come round eventually!
     
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    o.vulgaris Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    redrocket, just go with the flow, trust me it will all work out, unless you do something wrong and complications arise. Oh sorry, hey, I wasn't being negative on purpose colin, hehe. :P
     

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