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Old 03-06-2011, 08:27 AM
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Octopus at Safari Stan

I was at Safari Stan on Old Country Rd in Carle Place for a kids bday party on Saturday and saw a cool octopus for sale. Hoping someone can give this a nice home since I'm sure the average customer is ill equipped to take care of this.

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Old 03-06-2011, 11:16 AM
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These are for sale everywhere in NJ right now. Every LFS has at least 2 for sale, no clue why so many are being brought in right now. How much was that guy? I'm seeing them from 30 -100. for the small brownish ones.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:44 AM
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39 but the guy said it was negotiable. I just don't want this sold to someone who doesn't know what they are doing.
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Not only that, you need a tightly sealed tank and they only live roughly a year.
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How big is it? Years ago, I used to see blue-ringed octopus sold fairly frequently, at relatively low prices. That's not something I would like to bite me during a tank cleaning......
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They are fascinating to watch. I have a 40 breeder and I'm tempted. But I don't have the lid needed to keep it in the tank.
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It's not just a lid, you need to seal every possible opening including tubing, drains, overflow teeth, etc. They can get through any hole large enough to get their beak through and their beak is pretty small. As mentioned, they don't live very long maybe two years depending on species. However, if the female lays eggs that's pretty much it for her.

Blue rings are available and they are pretty inexpensive but you would really want to have something like that in your home because it isn't something you can relax around, especially if you have kids in the house.
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Octopus are such intelligent and clever creatures
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Sooo does anyone on here have an octo
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I have heard so much about what to do with an octopus.
I have never heard from someone who has actually kept one.

+ 1. Anyone in here have any experience with one? There are a lot of things we take a gamble on. This would be similar but there are octo friendly set ups I'm sure.
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