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oceanbound

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#1
im looking for places to buy octos online. octopets looks pretty promising. but what about marinedepotlive or others?? ne suggestions would be incredibly helpful thanx guys
 

Nancy

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#2
Octopets is very reliable and the bimacs are tank raised. Many of our Tonmo octopuses come from Octopets, so I don't think you'd go wrong there.

Nancy
 

cthulhu77

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A word of warning here: octopus aren't available year 'round like yellow tangs, etc...you may have to wait a substantial period of time before you can even locate one, even the captive bred bimacs aren't available all of the time.

greg
 

oceanbound

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i know octopus' arent hardy in the first place. but are bimacs relatively hardy as far as octopus' go. what are the pros and cons to purchasing a tank raised vs. a wild caught octo??
 

Feelers

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Captive ones will probably have a lot longer to live - as you know how old they are. Also they are used to the aquarium environment - both in terms of living in a tank, and with feeding.

On top of that of course - you would be promoting sustainable farming methods, so that the animals in the wild are better off. :grin:
 

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