What's up with this?

monty

Colossal Squid
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#2
curious. two of the pics look like Sepia apama to me, which would clearly be too big for 3 in a 55gal, but the one of an animal feeding looks smaller.
 

321Boom

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#3
The picture of the one feeding is right on tonmo and another one was clearly taken in the ocean. I highly doubt those were taken by the seller.
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#4
I am not sure I trust the seller. There is one feedback (the rest are purchases) from a customer and no definitive info about the cuttle purchase. They do take Paypal which is helpful if it is a fraud (I won't buy anything on eBay that does not take Paypal) and doesn't expose credit card info but I would want more info on his "store" before making an offer ...

I KNEW I HAD SEEN THAT PICTURE SOMEWHERE:

www.tonmo.com/images/content/basiccuttle3.JPG

The hand feeding picture is from Colin's article!
http://images.google.com/imgres?img...rosoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGIK_en&sa=N
This guy is a fraud!
 

cuttlegirl

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:heee::banghead: Yeah, he/she says they have kept Nautilus before...
She is also listing a "Tank-bred" Garabaldi for sale. These fish are protected (and not to be collected) per Department of Fish and Game.

Update: The seller says that the Garabaldi comes from a wholesaler in California. She knows that they cannot be collected in California - she says they are sometimes collected from Mexico.

Here is the link for reporting selling a live animal (cuttlefish) that is NOT a fish... :heee:
http://contact.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ContactUs&wftype=7b6576419713e1e8&rcode=bc34c03d37ae934db777664042292bb0&subject=effb155ac12884a9cb7f30f3d46d2f1086754dfab974f65c6f847160e26aff7c&bcrumb=e8cea7277b0917a50ef5c3a5fdc7798ad2121b821e20c38c6122f1d922c3ee1fd2b424eeb9b05eafa8ee15181b6f3136de2a5159c403d55f17d828ae24f61918c4e90700e951aca960d5ef51c2c4cbc59f82dce9fa1a6ae1004b7e33e47a7939
 

Octopus_Reef

O. vulgaris
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#11
Thales;133514 said:
WHo is breeding in Carolina?
I am wondering the same thing, 65.00 dollars for 1 egg! Thats an outright joke! Seems to me there is something not quite right about this auction.....

I have issues with this statement: (cut and paste from her listing)
out of all we have sold only 1 has died ( high ammonia in the customers uncycled tank )! these things are super easy.

What reputable store would sell a cuttle to a customer with a new uncycled tank? I own a store and its this kind of thing that I won't stand for!! They practicly sent it to its death for profit:cry:
 

jtrasap

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Octopus_Reef;133517 said:
I am wondering the same thing, 65.00 dollars for 1 egg! Thats an outright joke! Seems to me there is something not quite right about this auction.....

I have issues with this statement: (cut and paste from her listing)
out of all we have sold only 1 has died ( high ammonia in the customers uncycled tank )! these things are super easy.

What reputable store would sell a cuttle to a customer with a new uncycled tank? I own a store and its this kind of thing that I won't stand for!! They practicly sent it to its death for profit:cry:

Don't forget my DOA little one that hatched in transit.
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#18
Thales;133513 said:
Reported. Anyone with an ebay account should report her.
What link did you use to report her? I wanted to report the use of copyrighted photos (and now have a different problem with pictures from one of the sites I am responsible for) and the procedure was very cumbersome. Since you didn't use the intellectual rights complaint, can you post the link to the one that you could successfully submit (or did you use the one Jennifer supplied - afraid that one won't produce anything since they are very loose with the term fish and alive)?

Tkx
 

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