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Lime

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I have another question and I know you all love my little questions. :smile: Anyways, I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. It is near Miami, if anyone knows where that is. If anyone doesn't, its in south Florida on the East Coast near the Atlantic Ocean. Anyways, I was wondering if there is anywhere where I can go diving or boating or something to maybe catch some ceph's. I'm only 13, so money is kind of tight. It would really help me out for a free ceph. :smile:
 
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When I had my three cuttlefish, I sometimes spent $70 a week on food... and I had them for 14 months... Sometimes I only spent $70 a month, but either way, I spent a lot of $$$ on feeding them...
 

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Well I know that, but thats a free week - month. Plus thats 3 cuttle's. I'm only getting like 1 or 2 octo's. Anyways, can we get back onto the topic of if there are any in my area? :\
 

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Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef Octopus) Octopus macropus Long Armed Octopus. Perhaps.

Don't discount the cost of feeding them. 1 Octopus can eat as much if not more than cuttles (or even several cuttles) they have voracious appetites!

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I was spending $70 a week when they were less than a centimeter long. Could you get to the ocean often enough to collect your own food?
 

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cuttlegirl;123389 said:
I was spending $70 a week when they were less than a centimeter long. Could you get to the ocean often enough to collect your own food?

Well, I live right next to a like a little canal that I could probably catch some shrimps or bait fish or stuff like that. I could go almost every day, but I think that would kind of get boring for the octopus to only eat shrimp every day.

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Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef Octopus) Octopus macropus Long Armed Octopus. Perhaps.

Thanks, I'm gonna do some research on them. :smile:
 

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Just be sure what you catch is marine not freshwater, freshwater shrimps etc are not good as a staple diet (OK as a treat).

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dude im like 5 mins from you. there are tons of places to go look for cephs. One place is south inlet park in dania beach another is red reef park a little north of that. there are ussually some vulgaris at south inlet and a few others. also at these places is were i pick up the food for my octo. there are alot of crabs and snails there as well, i go and come back with enough food for a week. also octos arn't $70 out here. they are 25-35 here. i just picked mine up for 30 at beverlys. Coral reef farm can order them for you as well or can pick them up for you on tuesdays. you just have to let them know by monday. Also if you ever want to see my setup just let me know. you can come by anytime. also if you can't make it to the beach that often i try and go once a week to stock up on food so if you need some just let me know and i will try and get some extras. maybe charge like $5 for enough to last you a week. Were in Ft laud are you? i was living in pembroke pines now i live right off the I-95 and hallandale beach blvd
 

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