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squall7733

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Well my tank is ready for an occupent so I made the purchase from octopets tonight. No clue when I'll be getting the shipment but I'll receive a tracking number soon I hope.

I bought a Bimac from octopets along with 200 feeder clams...

My question is how long will those clams last me? and how long before I should start feeding him other things, like frozen food and fidler crabs?
 

cthulhu77

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Hey, neat ! be sure to post some pics of the little guy once he has settled in...always nice to see octo tanks !
The clams should last you quite a while...but, he may grow bored of eating them before you run out, so trying out new food items often might not be a bad idea.

greg
 

Nancy

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Yes, Greg's right. Start introducing other food along with the clams. Depending on how big your bimac is at the time he arrives, he'll eat at least three clams a day. I suppose you've found the threads where we suggest putting them in a little plastic lid for feeding, so they don't bury in the sand.

You need to feed him as much as he'll eat, and if you can, feed him a couple of times a day.

When your little bimac arrives, tell us and let us know his name and he'll be added to the List of Our Octopuses.

Good luck!

Nancy
 

squall7733

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Cant wait im so excited :)

I hope to get him some time next week. I've never worked with octopets before and so far all they have emailed me is a invoice for my purchase.

Should I recieve a fedex tracking number when they ship it out ? :p I'm used to dealing with liveaquaria lol, I'm so worked up lol. Dont wanna miss it when it gets here.
 

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They'll send you a DHL tracking number when they send it out the afternoon before. Do you know that Octopets has stock? You might be waiting. :hmm:

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squall7733

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I sure hope not :(

I ordered it late last night so assuming its going to be shipped next week sometime. I didnt recieve any kind of notice about if its an out of stock order. I'll give them a call tomorow to check :)

I already have a good name for the little guy... Calamari, Camari for short
 

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Octopets isn't known for their communication skills. Give them a call and send them an email. Just say you want to know when they plan to ship so you can be sure to be home that morning.

Dan
 

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