how much does an octopus cost?

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  1. CONFUzED

    CONFUzED Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    :( I really want to get an octopus, but I need to know how much one would cost :(
     
  2. Jakxx

    Jakxx O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    That depends on the species you're aiming at.

    Bimacs for example are usually sold between 20$ and 30$. Take note that in almost any case, this doesn't include handling/shipping fees and so on.

    A good recource for different species, their prices and places to order them can be found here:

    http://www.dal.ca/~ceph/TCP/sources.html
     
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    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Goddam shipping and handling fees... makes a bimac around £300

    :(
     
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    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    CONFUzED Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    :) thanks you guys :!: :!: :!: :)
     
  6. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

    The cost of the octopus is the least expensive part of setting up an octo tank. The cost of the aquarium and the cost of food will be more.

    I was looking at the ocotpets web site, and for $40 you get an octopus and some baby clams to start out with, then add shipping onto that.

    But, you have to have your tank set up and cycled, it would help if you had some amphipods living there too for a baby octo, so that's at least three months work.

    Nancy
     
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    tatersalad8921 Larval Mass Registered

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    Whats an amphipod?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    It's a little shrimp-like creature that usually comes with your live rock. Octopets also sells them for your baby octopus.

    Here's a link - probably has more information than you need, but if you scroll down, there's a photo. They are about 1/4 inch long, some larger.

    http://web.odu.edu/sci/biology/jrh/whatis.htm

    Nancy
     

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