Starting a Cuttlefish tank again

ieatfalalfel

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I would avoid ocean pro aquatics! IDK about the cuttlefish, but they are not truthfull about octopus.
 

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I received an octopus from them and there is def something off about this company IMO. I ordered a farm raise bimac and received a California Lilliput Octopus. Not something easily confused especially if you are farm raising them. When you consider that this octopus is the smallest octopus in the world and only lives in the kelp hold fast it makes you wonder how he managed to obtain one.

They talk a good game... a really good game actually. But there have been to many questions raised for us to promote them as a source.
 

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not sure about octopus

I don't know about his octopus but he seem like a good person who will make good on anything you purchase and have issues with. He has always been more than fair with me. As for promoting him, site is were I got the link to go get the eggs and cuttlefish. So other use Oceanpro Aquatic from Tonmo or I would not have purchased anything from him. Sorry to hear you had bad luck or a bad order. Hope you called and asked for the owner. :hmm:
 

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This seller (OPA) is no longer supported by TONMO for a number of reasons, but the tipping point was when they engaged in copyright violation and their refusal to remedy the situation. In the past they have been deceptive about there products and have even lied about there sources. Tonmo support the responsible selling and keeping of cephalopods, the seller has proven they are not responsible. This decision come from Tony (tonmo) and does not come lightly as he rarely censors information on TONMO.

Please remove the links to this seller if you have posted any. Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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I have 7 babies and they are eating well and growing. I am happy :) My first batch did not do as well because I didn't realize this type must be fed smaller food at the beginning of their life; copepods and baby shrimp. I have managed to keep there for 2 weeks without issue or loss. I will try to get photos of them later.

Mike
 

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I have had a bunch of direct communication with the owner. He now says none of it ever happened and he has never recieved complaints. His site contains misinformation that he has been made aware of numerous times yet never changes. His claims about tank raised and farm raised are espically troubling. He is widely avoided in the industry.

Bandensis eggs, and other cephs, are widely available now, so I see no reason to support the company in question.
 

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Oh - even the MO online companies with the worst service records have some customers that like them. Thinking that 'this time I am sure they have gotten better' often leads to sadness.

When Sabrina ordered from them recently, I was willing to giv them an 10th chance, but the claim that they have farm raised bimacs when they clearly don't, combined with the continued misinformation and the use of other peoples content without permission gets yet another big thumbs down from me.
 

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Mike Bauer;174523 said:
I have contacted Tony and he is aware of my post. I am leaving up to him to decide if it stays or goes.
Mike - I've removed the link; please no more promotions of that seller.
 

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Mike Bauer;174583 said:
Bandensis eggs, and other cephs, are widely available now, so I see no reason to support the company in question.

Thales - You say you know of many places that supply Cuttlefish and Octopus to the general public, Could you please provide a list of places to purchase them from for all the unlucky people having trouble finding places that will sell them to a pet owner. That would be a great help and you could add it to your web page as well.
There is an ongoing list cuttle availability thread.
 

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