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Mermaid

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hey, does anyone know where i can get an octopus from(apart from the blue-ring octopus)? I live in Sydney city, Australia... i have asked all the major aquariums including the two i work at and no-one can get them in...plaese help me. I keep getting promised that il get an octopus and nothing happens...
 

Feelers

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Can you catch it yourself? Thats what I'm probably gonna do, hopefully it wont be too hard!!
Possibly go and ask some fishermen about it- say youll give them $10 for an octo. I dunno about Aus but here crayfishing always ends up with an octo in one of the pots. All they'd be doing is not throwing it back - and making a quick $10.

Or perhaps ask the local aquarium or something, they'll probably have some suggestions.
I think there is a type of octo specific to the sydney area - dont quote me on it though :biggrin2:
 

Jean

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Feelers said:
I dunno about Aus but here crayfishing always ends up with an octo in one of the pots. All they'd be doing is not throwing it back - and making a quick $10.

I wouldn't get one from a fisherman here Feelers! What they almost always get in their pots is Pinnoctopus cordiformis waaaaaaaaay too big for a home aquarium!

J
 

Feelers

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I have heard of one in a 100G in America somewhere. The one in the Napier aquarium was in a tank smaller than mine I think.
 

Jean

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Feelers said:
I have heard of one in a 100G in America somewhere. The one in the Napier aquarium was in a tank smaller than mine I think.

:shock: Not good! Our octopus tank is 3600L (~951G) and we worry that it's not big enough! How big is your tank again???

J
 

Feelers

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80G, its funny I have converted to non-SI units. :biggrin2:

Im not really sure what the napier aquarium was, looked to me about 180L maybe.
 

Jean

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80G, its funny I have converted to non-SI units. :biggrin2:

Im not really sure what the napier aquarium was, looked to me about 180L maybe.


Still too small for anything but a baby P. cordiformis. Hope they release often!

J
 

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