Where can i find a o. joubini! Please help!

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  1. cmolio

    cmolio Larval Mass Registered

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    Where can i find an o. joubini or an octopus of a smaller size such as the joubini. Please help! It would be great if the source of the octopus was in California, but any info. would help. Thanks.
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Well, they are an Atlantic species so California could only have this species of octopus shipped...

    try any fish exporter/shop in Florida, thats the best bet. But even then it might not be 'true' joubini you get... there are several species that all look similar. O. mercatoris is often incorecctly labelled as joubini for example...

    Does it need to be O.j.?
     
  3. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Which part of Cali are you in ? I would check with your local marine store and see if they can't get one in from Florida with their next set of eascoast fish...good luck !
    And also, how come you don't want a bimac ?
    greg
     
  4. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    O. mercatoris

    It is rare to see O. joubini for sale. This species is often confused with O. mercatoris that is common in Florida and that is available this time of year. I picked up a brooding female at a store in the Bay Area last week and a couple of the hatchlings are doing quite well.

    In March and April, Tampa Bay often has O. mercatoris from the Gulf.

    Roy
     

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