Looking for Ocotos..

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  1. Zares_k

    Zares_k Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi,
    I'm a beginer In keeping octos, and I am trying to find my first octo.. I'm in louisiana and was wondering where I could find one. Plus, does anyone have any idea which octos are the best for beginers?

    Thanks,
    Zares
     
  2. moron_aaron

    moron_aaron O. bimaculoides Registered

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    aaron

    cool me too.im also tryin to get my own octo but i dun noe the tank set ups and all .....so?? i need to leave theis to the experts ahahahah.good luck!
     
  3. ebaynes

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    Hi where in LA? im in harahan right by new orleans. Internet sites are the best. Look around this site and you'll find a bunch of info. one site is octopets.com
    Evan
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to Tonmo.com!

    There is a lot to setting up and tank and learning saltwater skills before you can keep an octopus. Read Colin's Equipment List, follow the links and learn! THe other articles are also useful for you at this point - do read the Checklist and the Bimac Care Sheet.

    A bimac is probably the best for a beginner, which doesn't mean its easy or inexpensive to keep. Usually you can get by without a chiller, and they are available as tank-bred young octopuses.

    The cost of the octopus and shipping is the smallest cost involved. Your tank and other equipment such as a protein skimmer will cost much more. Even the food ocotos love is not inexpensive. You need to learn about all this before taking the leap and getting an octo.

    Nancy
     
  5. moron_aaron

    moron_aaron O. bimaculoides Registered

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    yupees!
     
  6. ssbocephus

    ssbocephus Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi my name is Tom and I am a fisherman. I have Octopus for sale
     
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Tom,

    Welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

    Tampa Bay seems to be a good place for octopuses, given all the hitchhikers coming in on the live rock.

    Do you know what species you're catching and are these large octos or smaller ones?

    Nancy
     
  8. ssbocephus

    ssbocephus Larval Mass Registered

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    octopus

    Nancy I don't know the type of octopus but they are large and I am getting about a 1000 lbs of them a day they average 5lbs a piece
     

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