What's up with this?

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  1. 321Boom

    321Boom Pygmy Octopus Registered

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  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  3. 321Boom

    321Boom Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    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.
     
  4. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    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!
     
  5. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    'Nautalis' lover, huh? :roll:
     
  6. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    :lol::banghead:
     
  7. 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
     
  8. jtrasap

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  9. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Reported. Anyone with an ebay account should report her.
     
  10. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    WHo is breeding in Carolina?
     
  11. Octopus_Reef

    Octopus_Reef O. vulgaris Supporter

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    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:
     
  12. jtrasap

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

    Octopus_Reef O. vulgaris Supporter

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    Hmmm, what are you implying?
     
  14. jtrasap

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    Just that the heat pack was ice cold and so were the eggs and the little cuttle. Not really your fault though.
     
  15. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    There is something wrong with the auction, but not price. I think we pay way too little for wild collected animals.
     
  16. Octopus_Reef

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    Fair enough, I will be happy to replace the one that was DOA. No problem there. :smile:
     
  17. jtrasap

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    That would be great!
     
  18. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    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
     
  19. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Look at all the captive bred cephs they are claiming!?!?1
     
  20. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Post number 7 D.
     

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