Does this sound right to you?

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by caz2022, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. caz2022

    caz2022 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this but.
    I was parusing the "big auction" web page and found this listing.

    "You are bidding on 3 half doller sized live octopuses. These are common octopus Octopus vulgaris. Class; Cephalopda Order; Octopoda.

    These guys have been coming out of the live rock I collect at work. They are hardy eaters and will be the size of a baseball in a year. These octopus make a great addition to any tank, however they would go best in a small nano type tank with one or two rocks in it.

    I am also sending 10 red cling crabs Mithrax forceps and 10 narises snails for food. They will also clean up your tank. This is several months worth or food. The octopuses also eat frozen fish and shrimp as well as live gold fish, live shrimp, snails and crabs."

    I don't know about his Vulgaris,but my "Vigo" would NOT be a great addition to ANY tank,wouldn't last two weeks in a nano tank, and would eat ALL those crabs in about two days. Im not too sure bout the snails.

    I only hope that all the people that are bidding on them know more than the seller. Anyone else have any thoughts bout this?
     
  2. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Where did you find this?
     
  3. caz2022

    caz2022 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I am behind you Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Afraid not. Its real. Someone report him ASAP. Heres what I think of this.

    "These octopus make a great addition to any tank"? Yeah, I'd bet they'd do great in my 45 gallon reef tank with my yellow tang, maroon clowns, fusi goby, hermits, and electric scallop!

    "When they get older they will devolpe blue rings around there eyes"
    That's a bimac then.

    "however they would go best in a small nano type tank with one or two rocks in it"
    I think they might need A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT. I would say oh, at least 90 gallons more

    And of course, he gives no info about things like salinity, temp, the fact that a protein skimmer is ALMOST REQUIRED

    And finally, to end my rant
    "You are bidding on 3 half doller sized live octopuses"
    3? And I suppose he says to put them all in the same tank. Yeah, they'll do fine! They'll be great friends! Friends that eat eachother!YAY!
     
  5. cuttlegirl

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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    They are from Tampa, so they are definitely not bimacs. The common octopus in LR from Tampa is O. mercatoris. They would be about this size in the late fall and will breed next spring. Theywill not last more than another six months.

    Roy
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Thanks cuttlegirl -- reported!
     
  8. caz2022

    caz2022 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'm glad to see that people are taking action on this. I've just finished filing a report myself. The "buyer" emailed me and asked me if I wanted to purchase the exact same items for 129.99!!!! I asked him just how many he had since he ALREADY has another auction up 3 MORE!!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...ryProximity&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget

    Somebody please tell me that there's something more we can do!!!
     
  9. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I reported him again, with the different item number...:smile:
     
  10. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I pity whoever buys it and find a very nasty suprise that their tank can't handle the poor octo...which most possibly leads to the octo escaping and drying up on the pavement or eaten by tankmates...or dying from less than optimum water perimeters due to the octo itself. D: Not good.
     
  11. dutchcourage

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    Has anyone pmed this guy?Maybe a link to our site so he could look into information here?Maybe he would change his auctions and info.If no one has i will!:sad:

    I sure would hate to see some one try and stick 3 of these guys in a 6g nano who knows what species they are this makes my blood boil!!!!!!

    I have reported both auctions plz report him if you have a ebay account!
    They have not removed them yet if enough people report him they should remove it!
     
  12. caz2022

    caz2022 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I've reported his second listing also. He emailed me through ebay and told me that he has 200 of them for sale/auction!! I sent him one back with a link to this site and asked him to please change his information on the care for these guys. I have yet to get a response back from him on my request.
     
  13. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    more likely stole the pictures
     
  15. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Yep, I PM'ed him, and he's not Diver Tom. I "politely" pointed out to him that stealing other peoples' pictures can lead to serious consequences.
     
  16. caz2022

    caz2022 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Did he respond at all?
     
  17. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Nope. It was pretty late that I sent it though.
     
  18. aximbigfan

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    lokk where he says "they would go best in a small nano type tank with one or two rocks in it."
    yeah, right teil be per-friggin-ly happy in a tank twith nowhere to hid.

    EDIT: someone won the action. someone here who knows their octo struff needs to get in contact with him and tell him how to properly care for his octo.

    chris
     
  19. dutchcourage

    dutchcourage GPO Registered

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    He is not Diver Tom i have also linked him to this site and this post but no response.:goofysca:
     
  20. caz2022

    caz2022 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Well I emailed him with a link here AGAIN but still no response. In fact the only responses I did get from him was asking if I still wanted to buy some and that he had 200 of them to sell!
     

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