Wanted giant pacific octopus!!!!!

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  1. Todd H

    Todd H Larval Mass Registered

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    I am in desperate NEED of a juvenile giant pacific octopus.
    The one that I had died and I have to find a new one. I have a 250
    gallon puget sound marine tank. It is built in the wall in my house,
    and looks very empty without my best friend, the giant pacific octopus.

    If anyone knows where I can find one, PLEASE contact me!
     
  2. pirate

    pirate Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    best bet is probably to see if you gat make a trip to the coast and go crabbin'...unless you have connections with a university or oganization....then you get buy one through them.
     
  3. joel_ang

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    I'm sorry but GPO's aren't easy to acquire. They also require large amounts of food and a chilled environment.

    Howabout trying other octos instead like bimacs or a Cyanea. Both are active during the day have good colour changes and attitudes... Best would be to get a bimac as they are captive bred in California and are quite used to humans.
     
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    Where did you get your last one?
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe you could contact organizations of divers in the area. They encounter GPOs and could perhaps find one for you.

    Also, ask the Seattle Aquarium for advice - they seem to specialize in GPOs.

    Nancy
     
  6. Todd H

    Todd H Larval Mass Registered

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    I caught it in a shrimp pot. But the problem is shrimp season is closed until next april.
     
  7. Todd H

    Todd H Larval Mass Registered

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    I have tried the divers with no luck. Thanks for the
    Seattle aquarium idea.
     
  8. FrogO2

    FrogO2 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I live in Olympia, WA and I scuba dive.
    I am willing to find you one.
    Let me know if you are still interested and where you live.
    And I can see what I can do.
     
  9. Andy Lister

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    Living Elements in Canada sell GPOs to us over here, try and look them up on the net!

    is 250G big enough for a GPO???
     
  10. FrogO2

    FrogO2 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    No Way
    You will probably have to release it.
    I have seen them the size of a 250 stretched out underwater
     
  11. Andy Lister

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    It was a retorical question...

    my last GPO was well over 2.5m across... not too small eh!
     
  12. Todd H

    Todd H Larval Mass Registered

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    I realize that eventually I would probally have to release the GPO
    back into the ocean. But before that happend I might be able to have
    2 to 4 years of enjoyment.( I have friends that dive and know of
    good holmes) The diving friends just dont come accross juvinials
    very often.

    Thanks for the help
     
  13. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    if you live near...

    i can get you one for a lot less than the normal price if you email me ill get you one in great shape. :D :D :D
     

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