another ebay octopus

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by i got crabs, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. i got crabs

    i got crabs GPO Registered

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    if anyone has a second go to ebay and check out what the seller has described as a zebra banded octopus. im not sure what to think of this, so i choose not to think anymore.
     
  2. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    haven't looked yet (I'm at work :lol:) but sounds like either Wunderpus or a Mimic from that description....not good :sad:

    J
     
  3. sorseress

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  4. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Alternately :mad: and cringing...
     
  5. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    What kind is it?
     
  6. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like a baby wunder or Mimic. :evil:
     
  7. TPOTH

    TPOTH Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Same old story .... Just praying the auction won't get any bids at all and that the seller can forget about his $500 :evil:

    TPOTH
     
  8. main_board

    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Wowza! From his description it doesn't sound like he's been in the biz for that long....and this is coming from someone who's only been in it for six years.

    Cheers!
     
  9. cthulhu77

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    :mad: OOOh boy...people like that should be mauled...hung out to dry...quartered...decollated...and then be tortured !
     
  10. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh, you're writing him an email, too? :roll:
     
  11. Colin

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    I cant believe that it is within the rules on eBay?

    eBay.co.uk at least seem to be very strict about animal listings, even to the point they wont let you sell anything which is not on their lists and adverts for animals tend to disappear very quickly. I have reported stuff to eBay in the past before with good results.

    Past examples have been axolotls and tree frogs.

    Also, $500 is just crazy money for something with a couple months to live.

    Wonder if the winning buyer will end up here looking for info?
     
  12. cthulhu77

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    Yeah, they'll be one of those posts that we get so often:
    " I jut bout a octo on ebay, is a 10g witha powur filtr will work ?"


    YAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!!!!!!!
     
  13. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Ure gettin reall god at typin lik that Grig

    :P
     
  14. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Well, Tony gives you a course in internet understanding when you become a staff member.

    "thanx, my englis gramar is gettin bettr evry tyme eI tipe"
     
  15. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    It's a wunderpus.
     
  16. cthulhu77

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    " can you speak rhinocerous? why, of course-orous, and do !"
    -Doolittle

    The whole thing about selling these animals is crazy. I know of reef keepers who buy them after being told that they only eat one type of shrimp (of course, the kind for sale at that particular shop), and so are safe with everything else. Then they call me when the little bugger has wiped out their entire peppermint shrimp colony, as well as the seahorses, etc.

    boggles the mind, doesn't it ???
     
  17. tridacna

    tridacna Cuttlefish Registered

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    I sent the seller on ebay a message about his 6 gallon octopus tank. Heis reply was not pleasent to say the very least
     
  18. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Ditto, I got a very succinct reply... anyone want to guess which two letters they were? :roll: Amazing that someone who claims to have been in the aquarium trade for 15 years can continue the what-I-can't-hear-you-my-fingers-are-in-my-ears approach to 'caring for' animals.
     
  19. cuttlegirl

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    ebay octopus not sold...

    Well, at least he was unable to find any bidders...
     
  20. bmatson

    bmatson O. bimaculoides Registered

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    yeah im glad they wont be getting that 500$
     

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