Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Jesse Horvath, Jan 3, 2009.
What can i buy at the grocery store for food for an octopus. Thanks.
Fresh shrimp, mussles, clams, scallops are all possible foods (anything fresh and marine - not fresh water - has potential). The most accepted has been the shrimp. You can try live crab and freeze it raw but the crab meat in a can (as well as most canned fish) has been cooked and recommendations are that it should be avoided (unfortunately, I do not know why).
Edit 2017 This post links an article that has a bit of information on why raw is better than cooked food.
Do not buy a large quantity at one time but you can freeze it when you take it home (bring the whole piece to be offered to room temperature before serving).
Ok thanks, i would like feed my octopus live crabs as treats and frozen foods as a staple diet because i cant find feeder crabs. But i do find them at the pet store for $2.00 each. Maybe i can find a LFS that has them though.
Order your live foods (fiddlers and shrimps) from www.aquaculturestore.com
They are much cheaper than any LFS.
Okay thanks, never knew about that.
Darn AM, you beat me to the response again! Great minds ... (and reliable suppliers ).
Do they ship to Canada?
Don't forget the live mysids for hatchlings!!!
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