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Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by octoshaf, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. octoshaf

    octoshaf Larval Mass Registered

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    I am new to this site and interested in getting a pet octopus. I have some questions about care and costs. first, How much does an octopus aproxamitly cost, second how large of a tank would i need? third, what is the best type to get? and last, how much would it all cost. any info will help. thanks.
     
  2. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    first off you would probably want a O.bimacous or bimac, you can get them at www.octopets.com, you would need a tank of at least 50 gallons, i would expect at least 500 to 600 for a full setup
     
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    octoshaf Larval Mass Registered

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    thanks
     
  5. octoshaf

    octoshaf Larval Mass Registered

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    also are there any other places or site i can purchase an octo from?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

    Have a look at the sticky at the top of the Journals and Photos forum. I have added the place where the octos were purchased for the more recent octos. THe first list is for bimacs, the second list is for other species.

    Nancy
     
  7. octoshaf

    octoshaf Larval Mass Registered

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    does anyone have any recomendations for tank sites?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    The best place to look is probably your local lfs rather than having it shipped in. You really need to have a good look at tanks. Even if you buy the rest of your equipment on line, at least consider buying your tank locally.

    There are many sites for tanks on the web, both glass and acrylic. (Glass is more popular.)

    You might check the For Sale forum of your local Marine Aquarium Society if you want a used tank. They often have good buys complete with equipment, even sand and live rock.

    Nancy
     
  9. scully54

    scully54 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    My regular sized octopus cost $29.95.
     
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    dont forget 40 dollar shipping (sometimes less)
     

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