Frozen food

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  1. tywtly

    tywtly GPO Registered

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    After thinking about it for a while, I think I've decided that live food is too expensive, so I think I'm gonna do frozen food when/if I get an octo. I'm still saving money for a tank, and it's looking like it's gonna be a while before I get an octo tank. But anyway, I need to know if there are any websites where I can buy frozen food for octos. BTW, I'm planning on supplementing the diet with live food (either shrimp or crabs, whichever seems to be its favorite) once/twice a week.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    you will need SOME live food, if only to wean it onto the frozen. Frozen food is not natural and it is a very rare octi that will eat it straight off!

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    If you want to try frozen.....you don't need a website. I just go to my local grocery stores seafood deli. I get around 5 large frozen shrimp for around 60 cents. My octopus eats about half a shrimp a day. So 60 cents for around 2 weeks food is pretty inexpensive I'd say.
     
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    I don't have to worry about if it's been treatd with unsafe things? Wait...it would be food quality... Thanks! You just saved me a lot of trouble. BTW, I was planning on feeding a little live food, just not as the basic diet, more as a supplement.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    you don't want copper in the food and you want to stick to marine species, FW has the wrong balance of nutrients.

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    What's FW?
     
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    Fresh Water
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Sorry :oops: I have a bad habit of using shorthand

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    No. it's not your fault. I suck at abreviations. I always go through like 1000 things it could mean, then worry about which one it is.
     

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