Where to get Cephalopods in Europe?

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by Gurky, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Gurky

    Gurky Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to get Sepia bandensis in Europe? If not, is there someone that deals with Cephalopods in general(Sepia officinalis maybe)? Have tried google but it's not my friend :sad:
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    There is a gentleman in France that has some officinalis for sale. you can try to PM him

     
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    Gurky Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks for the fast reply. I'll send him a msg.
     
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    Whereabouts in Sweden are you? There are at least 3 stores between Oslo and Lier that will order in octopus on demand, don't see why they couldn't get other cephalopods.
     
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    Gurky Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I live in Stockholm. Would be great if they could order cuttlefish and ship to Sweden. Do you know if they have any websites?
     
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    They won't ship to you, you will have to drive and collect it.

    Kenneth Olsen owns a site called www.korallen.no, you can call him (+47 for Norway) and ask him to contact his suppliers about getting a cuttlefish. He will ship corals but I don't think anything else. He is well-known in Norway among saltwater enthusiasts. He lives in Moss.

    The fish store in Oslo is called TAM Alna. I bought an anemone from there recently and the guy I dealt with - Mats - had a knowledge that was second-to-none. They don't keep cephalopods in stock because of the difficulty of keeping them but they will order them in with 3 weeks notice I was told (I haven't actually done it yet so this is just what I've been informed). You would have to arrange a pick-up date with them. The number is 98 29 77 00. I would ask for Mats if you can, he was specifically recommended to me by the manager of another store.

    Avoid Akvariemagasinet (Norway's biggest fish shop, in Oslo). The guy there was a complete idiot, I don't know how he makes any money.

    You could also try Jan Holt AS, also in Oslo, I haven't been there but they are meant to be saltwater experts. I don't know if they can get you a cuttlefish or not, but they have an excellent reputation. Their number is 21 42 00 45.

    Hope that helps.
     

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