My LFS only sells Blue rings

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  1. bluezombie

    bluezombie Blue Ring Registered

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    I looked at a LFS, and i finally found one that sold octo's :D.


    I asked the guy, and he brought me up to a tank with a blue ringed octo in it. It was priced at 89.99$ (Canadian). I was kind of disappointed, since i wanted a pet that wouldn't try to kill me :I


    I asked him if i could order any nonvenomous octopuses, and he said they they only sold blue rings. Does that mean if i want an octopus, i'll have to buy that blue ring and only poke it with a stick when i wanna play with it? :sad: Cause i don't trust the ones on Saltwaterfish.com, since i've heard you never know what you're gonna get. At the price they cost, i don't wanna receive one that arrives dead in the bag, filled with eggs -_-
     
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    bluezombie Blue Ring Registered

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    Honestly, i'm at the point where i'll consider purchasing it. Octo's just fascinate me now, and i'd rather handle with a toxic one than with none. Plus i could buy chain mail gloves at the medieval shop (just kidding ;) )
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    keep an eye on the "octopus availability" thread, there may be bimacs coming up soon, and various other species tend to come in waves. My :twocents: is that it's likely to be more rewarding to wait for an octo that fits your needs and wants than to end up with one that's not so good because you're impatient. I also really object to LFSes that push blue rings, particularly when they downplay how dangerous they are.
     
  4. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    The ones Saltwaterfish.com sells have all appeared to be the same species, Caribbean 2-spot Octopus, or Octopus Filosus/Hummelincki. They are very day active and they aren't deadly, and they are medium sized octos.

    I would suggest staying away from Blue Rings also.
     
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    bluezombie Blue Ring Registered

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    I have one question, Animal mother. What species is that octopus in your picture? It looks really cool :smile:
     
  6. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    That is a dwarf Octopus Mercatoris. They are neat, but they are very nocturnal, secretive, shy creatures and only grow to about 3 inches give or take. He was my first octopus.
     
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    bluezombie Blue Ring Registered

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    Oh, well it's a little sad about the nocturnal part, but i must say you had a beautiful octo :wink:
     
  8. arpaschoaleto

    arpaschoaleto Larval Mass Registered

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    bluezombie, where was this LFS? Is there any website? I just love the blue ringed octopus and always wanted to raise one... Thanks a lot!
     
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    bluezombie Blue Ring Registered

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    It's a local shop here in the region of Quebec, Canada. It's very popular here, and it's called 'Animalerie Dyno', it's actually a full petstore but they've got some interesting things.
     

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