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Old 02/13/2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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Live Octopus for Sale - $15 for two

Hmart in Niles is selling live Octopuses for $15 a bag. There are two or three of 'em in a net bag and they are very much alive. They are obviously meant for human consumption but if you ever wanted to have one in your tank, why not? Obviously, you will need a dedicated tank for this. Now I am regretting not picking up a Petco 55 gallon tank for $55. Octopuses are so cool...


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Old 02/13/2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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I saw those a few week back and thought the same thing on setting up a tank for them.


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Old 02/13/2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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We have had members on Tonmo.com try but have never been successful saving them from the Asian market. Wow, Niles, never seen live there only frozen, hmmm. I think I'd try if I found a good candidate for rescue. These animals are handled very poorly. Even when handled well, mortality rate is high, especially this winter, more losses than usual. They are notoriously poor shippers. It is worth taking look though.

I should add if anyone is willing to take a shot, find out when they get their shipments in, and get a hold of one asap. This is what used to do when I purchased live blue crabs.



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Old 04/19/2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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how do i buy one? what must i do? that would be so cool to have in my front den.


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Old 04/19/2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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how big are they??


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Old 04/19/2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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old thread......


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Old 04/19/2011, 10:37 PM   #7
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Ahh ok


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Old 04/19/2011, 10:57 PM   #8
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I was there yesterday and they had a tank with 8-9 of them. Didn't see price though.


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Old 04/19/2011, 11:30 PM   #9
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They usually have them for less than $20. And it looks like the delivery comes in on Thursdays. I am setting up a 125 gallon now and as soon as I transfer all my fish over to the new tank, I am going to get couple of them.


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Old 04/19/2011, 11:46 PM   #10
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I applaud the efforts to save animals in deplorable conditions and what not but doesn't this just perpetuate the cycle long term? At least maintaining the demand... possibly increasing it. Don't know about this one.


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Old 04/20/2011, 12:26 AM   #11
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I applaud the efforts to save animals in deplorable conditions and what not but doesn't this just perpetuate the cycle long term? At least maintaining the demand... possibly increasing it. Don't know about this one.
They are being sold for food, I don't think people buying them to keep as pets is going to change their inventory sheet at all.


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Old 04/20/2011, 01:09 AM   #12
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Seriously rethinking selling my biocubes for a seahorse/pipefish and octo tank


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Old 04/20/2011, 01:40 AM   #13
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lol try to keep that guy in your tank.
they can fit in a 1/4 hole they be in your sump/ floor in no time gl


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Old 04/20/2011, 10:05 AM   #14
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Old 04/20/2011, 12:02 PM   #15
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i was hoping the store in naperville would carry it too but I never see it. If It's not expensive, i would like to give it a try in my tank. Worse comes worst, if it doesn't make it, I will have grilled "calamari" for dinner


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Old 04/20/2011, 12:05 PM   #16
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how big are they
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Old 04/20/2011, 02:09 PM   #17
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They are a temperate species, I believe they are being kept at H Mart in a tank near 50 degrees. They won't last long at reef temps.


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Old 10/29/2011, 03:18 PM   #18
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I wouldn't mind buying a octopus from the asian market. Joong boo market is the closest thing to a h mart that i have. anyone know a better asian store in chicago?


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Old 10/29/2011, 03:50 PM   #19
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? what happened here?
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Old 10/29/2011, 04:22 PM   #20
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thanks Jose, Im not taking offense to anything Matthew is posting. I guess having a octopus is pretty much a huge job. i was thinking about tossing it in my sump bit i think they need at least a 50g or more and a dedication to them.


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Old 10/30/2011, 08:58 AM   #21
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Even tho this is an old thread I'm not going to lock it as it could be interesting. I deleted posts instead.


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Old 10/30/2011, 09:53 AM   #22
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The first half of Mathew's initial post contained the most useful information in this thread. Can we put that back on?


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Old 08/20/2012, 04:13 PM   #23
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i want an octopus!!!!


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Old 08/24/2012, 03:39 PM   #24
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Most octopus only eat live foods. Live crayfish at $2 a piece can get costly. I have an octopus and he only eats live crayfish. They are very good escapers. They like to hide in dark places and at night they find escape routes if your tank isnt locked up like a jar. Octopus are short lived and like cooler temperatures. A whole tank dedicated to this species is preferred.


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Old 08/24/2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Have you two realized yet this thread is almost 2 years old now? Lol


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