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where to get one


Larval Mass
Dec 19, 2009
hello i live in Ontario and i'm interested getting an octopus but i don't know where i could get one around here. Please reply if you know where i could get one.what size of tank would be good?. Thank you. p.s preferably an O. briareus


Colossal Squid
Mar 23, 2005
First things first. You need to have the tank ready long before you start looking for the octopus, and that will take probably 6 months, and a minimum of $1000.00. Keep checking back here, the old site had great articles on the subject tin an easy to find format, but currently we are "under constructiion" and we aren't quite there again yet. In the meantime, I recommend that you get and study a book by Nancy King and Colin Dunlop, "Cephalopods, Octopus and Cuttlefish for the Home Aquarium" It's a terrific book from 2 of our staff members who are very experienced at keeping cephalopods. The book is available from Amazon. You really need to know what you are doing , and it's usually best to start with another saltwater tank before you try something as difficult as an octopus.

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