Anyone in OH know where to buy Bimacs?

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  1. binaryterror

    binaryterror GPO Registered

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    *I am VERY sorry if this isnt the right place for this, I looked and didnt know where to put it*

    Anyone in the OH area know where to buy a farm raised Bimac? I am not looking forward to buyone one online, but if I have to I will. Thanks!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Seems like we've had people in Ohio own bimacs. You might want to say what city you're in.

    Nancy
     
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    :D yes ohio! Im gonna get mine from fishsupply here soon or a lsf if i must. You ever heard of pandora or Findlay?
     
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    Are those places? Or are they cities? I am in the Akron area. Now, if I were to order from fishsupply.com or octopets.com, would it ship out right away or will it take a few weeks?
     
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    Pandora is a small town and Findlay is a metro.
    Octopets is a little more expensive than fishsupply. I've ordered from fishsupply a couple of times for parts and it took about a week to deliver. Not sure on octopets.com though.
     
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    I am just wondering if it will take a long time to ship or no. I saw your thread... LMK when you order it and when it sips to you. I would like to know how your Octo is from fishsupply.com
     
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    Will do :)
     
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    Ehh.... i ordered oscar last night and realized i gave them the wrong email. So i caled and reset the email and he said somethinga bout they didnt have any octopuses in stock.
     
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    i live in ohio, in the kent area. my first octo is a octo berriarius or how ever u spell it. i got her off ebay. and the second on i just recently got. i went up to columbiana. there is a fish store there that is the largest saltwater fish store in ohio. when i was there they had the little guy. so i picked him up. i have no clue what species he/she is. but neither did any of the people working. it is a reddish color and only about 3 inch arm length streched out and a mantle about 1/2 inch maybe al il smaller.
    let mek now what you think
    greg
     
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    Did you go to Aquatic Tech??? I saw that Octo there! Was it in a little jar inside of another tank? I didnt get him because I didnt know what kind he was. Keep my updated!!!
     
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    yes thats the little guy i got. they said he was there for a month and a day. but yes that is where i went for the octo at aquatic tech. i could not resist because im addicted to octos. thats makes 2 octos in my bedroom. i guess im spoiling myself. but whats your opinions everyone.
     
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    What size tank are they both in? How is the one from Aquatic Tech doing?
     
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    FIshsupply is getting new octopus in on monday so theyll send me one then ill tell you how long it takes.
     
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    How do you know that they are getting them in?
     
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    I called them
     
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    the octo from aquatic tech is in my 29 gallon still in the jar because he is a little guy but growing. but i will be moving him into a larger plastic jar in a couple days. i also added a nice piece of tonga branch live rock to give him/her somethin to play or fell a little safer on. the octo has ate a total of 5 small scarlet hermits. but will not eat the live nassauri snail. now on to my big carribean reef octo (briareus) i have had her for 11 months and she layed about 20 eggs but they vanished after 1 week. this was about a month ago, i dunno where they went but she sill acts like a mother collecting shells in her den. she is in a 150 gallon tank, also being the headboard of my queen sized bed. i guess im a lil spoiled. but i can still get her to come out and eat shrimp 2-3 times a week. so i hope she will live for another 2 months. whats do you guys think on the time left with her. once she passes on i will move the octo i got from aquatic tech in to the 150. any questions or opinions would be greatly apreciated.
    greg
     
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    Oh yeah mine only took a day to get here from california
     
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    3000gtman, are you referring to the briareus you named Carl, who arrived on Aug 5, 2006, according to the List of Our Octopuses?

    I don't think your briareus will live more than a few weeks after egg laying, but it could be more, given that the eggs have disappeared. Is she still in the den?

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    she is still in her den. i catch her out at night for a fer hours about 3-4 times a week. when i looked at the eggs. i only saw i sack of like 15 eggs and the other only had like 4 on them. ( my first octo so i dunno if thats tew few amount of eggs but thats all i there were. they lasted about 5 days i dunno what hapened to them)this was about 4-5 weeks ago. she still eats 2-3 times a week so i think that helps. she is still collecting shells. i hope she lives a lil longer. i have had her for about 11 months and i think thats quite good for my first octo. any ideas or suggestions on how long carla will last let me know.
    Also the octo i was talking about in this thread earlier was my new octo. i purchased him/her from clumbiana ohio, the largest saltwater fish store in ohio. i went up there with my business partner because we do matinance on daycare center tanks. but anyways, we went up there about a month ago and were lookin for any exotic fish for out tanks or any nice buys. then i asked if they had any octos in just out of curiosity, they did have one. they showed me the octo and i had to purchase him/her because they didnt know what species it was, but they had the octo there for a month and a day exactly so i had to give the lil octo a new home. i dunno what species it is ill have ot load up some pix. it is a reddish color and is nocturnal mostly. when the lights r on she hangs out under a piece of live rosk and holds shells up against it's self, and is a light blue almost clear color. i hope it isnt a dwarf octo because i like the larger species because i set up my big 150 gallon tank as my octo tank and it is also the headboard of my queen sised bed, it had a sweet look. well let me know if u could identify from the colors and description.
    thanx greg
     

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