The order of the octopus.........

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In what order do you feed the octopus. (bimic) Does it go.....

Baby= clams
Older baby= the shrimp and clams
juvi= small fiddlers and shimp
adult= thawed shrimp fiddlers and.......

Please tell me what i missed or correct me thanks.

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That's pretty good although I've fed those tiny blue leg hermits to babies along with frozen prawn. I am lucky that I can collect my own food, so there are a variety of different sizes I can progress to. The clams from Octopets seems to be the best first food as they are used to them. Variety is the key and size related food as something too big could injure a baby.
 

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Yes and i understand that so I really dont whant to jump the gun on it so I know what to feed him and at what time if his life. I will also try to give him a good variety of food but that brings me to more questions what do I feed his food seeing as I will be buying larg quantites.
 

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really dumb kid said:
Yes and i understand that so I really dont whant to jump the gun on it so I know what to feed him and at what time if his life. I will also try to give him a good variety of food but that brings me to more questions what do I feed his food seeing as I will be buying larg quantites.
If you researched on what to feed octo's in it's different stages of life, you'll know that they of course must be fed a variety of meals to maintain a good level of protein and a healthy life. For your question of buying larger quanities...im assuming you mean, for a the larger growing octo. I would say feed it what they should be fed which consists of small mollusks, frozen shrimp, live crabs if you can find them, clams, mussels, mabye even lobster if it's not harmful and not too large. For the smaller octopus thats about a month old, feed it a variety of foods as well but in smaller quanities and sizes. Baby shrimp and frozen shrimps are great. Clams are fine as well as hermit crabs.

But please, before you purchase your octo, keep us informed on whats up next and how much you have progressed in research and knowledge. Oh, and remember to mature your tank for at least 3 months before adding an octo in.
 

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yes im aware of all that I'm just making sure I can provide the food as in diffrent things witch I can and I will have the tank in about a month and I will have the supplies in another then I will begin to cycle the tank and when the tank is cycleing do you still do water changes to keep the salt balanced or do you just let it cycle all the way threw and when you put the salt water in do you have all the items in there and im still confused on these critter cages I mean are you talking about those small cages that are like half a gallon and if you are then do you put them in the larger cage and if you do that two how doese the water cycle threw them???????
 

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really dumb kid said:
yes im aware of all that I'm just making sure I can provide the food as in diffrent things witch I can and I will have the tank in about a month and I will have the supplies in another then I will begin to cycle the tank and when the tank is cycleing do you still do water changes to keep the salt balanced or do you just let it cycle all the way threw and when you put the salt water in do you have all the items in there and im still confused on these critter cages I mean are you talking about those small cages that are like half a gallon and if you are then do you put them in the larger cage and if you do that two how doese the water cycle threw them???????
Well...doing water changes while your maturing your tank is something im interested as well.

As for the critter cages, yeah...there like...those plastic half a gallon or even smaller sized little tanks. These have a lid at the top which have vertical lines (openings) all around it for ventilation. The tank cycles through them even if you put them in a critter cage at its start because of the ventilation going through the critter cage so it's not completely shut out from the rest of the tank. Just keep in mind that once its about a month old or so, it should be big enough to let loose in the main tank and a great thing would be to use the critter cage to keep any live food in such as hermit crabs, crabs and lobsters if any are available.
 

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If you go the critter-cage route, you usually want to drill a number of small holes in the plastic to augment flow. By small I mean small: I suspect a baby bimac might be able to climb through a 1/8" hole?

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Allso about letting the tank cycle do you still do water changes to keep the tank balanced or do you just let it flow.
 

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