Finding an octopus dealer.

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by clownfish, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. clownfish

    clownfish Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I've been having alot of trouble finding an octopus. Ive looked at the octopus availability post and havent found anything. the only place that looks like a good place to buy from is marine depot but I recal some one saying that they were out of stock .does anyone have an idea ware I can get an octopus. :hmm:
     
  2. Illithid

    Illithid Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    tampabaysaltwater.com says on their website that they can get vulgaris and "dwarf" reef octos.

    Good Luck
     
  3. clownfish

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    I emailed them a few weeks ago and then before that a few months ago and they dont have any octopus in stock
     
  4. Armstrong

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    Usually they don't have them in stock, but they can catch one for you if you place an order. At least thats what I got emailed to me when I asked...just place an order 2 weeks prior to wanting it.
     
  5. 91lxstang

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    dwarfs arent in season until winter... i talked to tampabaysalwater.com a few days ago when i tried to buy one and they have none
     
  6. Armstrong

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    TampaBay doesn't just sell Dwarf. They sell Vulgaris as well for 88 bucks, box-included...I was guessing clownfish would have wanted Vulgaris instead.
     
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    i tried the vulgaris from them too and they said they have no species at all right now
     
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    True, but you can still order and they can catch one for you.

    I emailed them about it a few weeks ago. Although they don't have any in stock, if you order it 2 weeks prior to actually "wanting" it...it would give them enough time to get one for you. At least this is what he told me...I'll paste it:


    ME: Thank you, i will be ordering in about a month or so. Would that be alright?

    -ARION


    RICHARD: need 2 weeks notice to get him.


    ME: Ok, so i'll fill out an order form 2 weeks prior to wanting one? I could do that. It will be right around when summer begins. Would you be able to get any Vulgaris at least 1 ft. arm span during that time or larger? Anything would be fine.

    Thanks

    -ARION


    RICHARD: yes!



    So there ya go. The email I sent asking for him to catch one...or able to, I deleted a while ago to my mistake. I was about to paste it though if it were still there. Anyways, like I stated above, im probably ordering right when summer begins...around June 20th.
     
  9. 91lxstang

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    no i wasnt saying u were wrong i was just saying that i was told different :)
     
  10. Armstrong

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    Oh, ok...but I was just letting you know possibilities. When did they tell you this...or who told you?

    I think Richard is the head of TampaBaySaltwater, so I hope whatever he told me was correct.
     
  11. Illithid

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    Marien depot is out of stock :sad: I checked a few weeks ago. I have found a local diver down in California who is picking a wild caught bimic for me.:smile:
     

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