found another octo distributer

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  1. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    well i found another octo supplier out of florida. heres the link'
    http://members.aol.com/tscaturro/Main.html

    it just says octopus but im sure you could call and get an exact species and not only that their only 30 bucks might be worth a call. if anyone talks to these guys let me know what they can get and how small etc.
     
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    Looks like if you click on octopus there is more info. It says they sell Octopus briareus at 1/2-3in.
     
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    hey, does anyone know where i can get an octopus from(apart from the blue-ring octopus)? I live in Sydney city, Australia... i have asked all the major aquariums including the two i work at and no-one can get them in...plaese help me. I keep getting promised that il get an octopus and nothing happens...
     
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    Can you catch it yourself? Thats what I'm probably gonna do, hopefully it wont be too hard!!
    Possibly go and ask some fishermen about it- say youll give them $10 for an octo. I dunno about Aus but here crayfishing always ends up with an octo in one of the pots. All they'd be doing is not throwing it back - and making a quick $10.

    Or perhaps ask the local aquarium or something, they'll probably have some suggestions.
    I think there is a type of octo specific to the sydney area - dont quote me on it though :D
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    walk around tide pools at night with flashlights and more than likely youll find baby octos or midgets
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I wouldn't get one from a fisherman here Feelers! What they almost always get in their pots is Pinnoctopus cordiformis waaaaaaaaay too big for a home aquarium!

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    I have heard of one in a 100G in America somewhere. The one in the Napier aquarium was in a tank smaller than mine I think.
     
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    :shock: Not good! Our octopus tank is 3600L (~951G) and we worry that it's not big enough! How big is your tank again???

    J
     
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    80G, its funny I have converted to non-SI units. :D

    Im not really sure what the napier aquarium was, looked to me about 180L maybe.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Still too small for anything but a baby P. cordiformis. Hope they release often!

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    It wasnt full size, but it was pretty big - maybe 2/3 hannibals size. I went there a while ago, so I'm not really too sure on the tank size, but it was just a bare tank - wall mounted, and the octo just stuck to the wall.
     
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    UGH!...............Poor octi, mind you Hannibal sticks to the glass from time to time just for a snooze :sleeping: and he has a well aquascaped tank!

    J
     

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