New to the Forum- Need a few tips and some questions answered :)

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by LiLiTwitters, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. LiLiTwitters

    LiLiTwitters Larval Mass Registered

    Mar 8, 2011
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    Hi everyone! My name is LiLi, and I just joined Tonmo today. Octopodes have always been my favorite animals, but I had no idea that people had them as pets! I would really enjoy having my own octopus, but if I'm going to do it, I want to make sure I do it right. I have just a few questions right now, but I'm sure I will have more later haha

    First off, I'm reading all about tanks and things like that right now, but I would really like to know if there are any breeds of octopus that are better for a first time octopus owner? Also, WHERE do you get your octo? I've looked at many different places, but I'm not sure I really want to have my octopus shipped to me from somewhere.. Has this ever been an issue for any of you?

    Please please please, if you have any information you think I should read or see, let me know! I want to make sure I do this right. :grin:
  2. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

    Aug 13, 2009
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    Well since you're land locked in Ohio your only option is ordering only or special ordering through your local fish store (LFS).
  3. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Sep 4, 2006
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    Gainesville, GA USA
    To get you started look at the top of the Octopus Care forum for the stickies (threads that will always be at the top) entitled List of Our Octopuses 20xx. Opening a list will show you the species, forum member, animal name if given and a journal begin date (as well as a reference to the supplier if known). The species and animal name is a link to the thread about the animal. Using the lists, you can learn about the most commonly kept animals and their requirements.

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