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Lmecher

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Octopus was listed as Caribbean reef octopus. I ordered on 1-02-11, it arrived on 1-04-11, very quick processing. I received an O. hummelincki. It was packed well and 2 heaters were still very warm. It was very active and seems healthy...so far. I was pleasantly surprised as I had some reservations about this company and went into this with crossed fingers. I would not hesitate to use them again.
Link to my journal featuring this octopus.
http://www.tonmo.com/forums/showthread.php?22590-O.-hummelincki
 

CaptFish

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I like these guys. I have never gotten octopus from them but I have bought fish in the past and they were always well packed. I had an issue once with a DOA and they replaced it, an Eel if I remember.

I think they have a good reputation of usually selling Hummelincki, but they just don't get them that often, and/or there waiting list is pretty long.
 

corw314

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Saltwaterfish.com I have had good experiences with this vendor as well. They made good on a credit from an octopus I ordered 2 years ago. The obvious care they took in packaging. Return phone calls. I think the stress Kringle was showing was due to the mishandling in transit, not anything they did.
 

corw314

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They emailed me they have octopuses in stock. I answered and they said "reef octopus" no eyespots. Looks like some kind of dwarf species to me. I'm gonna pass, but maybe someone out there maybe interested.
 

CaptFish

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How often do they normally get them? I had already showed the pic to my grandmother.
There doesn't seem to be a set schedule as to when they get them, but they seem to get them fairly often. if you call them i believe they will put you on a wait list. Also you can sign up to get notifications when they get new octopuses in.
 

corw314

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Yes...they seem to get them quite regularly. I will let you know condition and hopefully what it is (I'm hoping for a a 2-spot Bimac) on Wednesday!!!!:mrgreen:
 

DWhatley

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It will be curious to see what you get. I know they SAY Pacific but I would place a small wager on Caribbean based on past history, however, they may have a new supplier.
 

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