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Where is a good place to get some cheap fiddler crabs? I want to get quite a bundle...maybe more than 25 if I can. I went to one of the sites and they said they had fiddler crabs at 25 for up to $60. I think that's a bit much. Can anyone help me? We still have some, so I'm not worried at this point.
 

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Have a look at i need cuttle's post about free fiddlers in the Cuttlefish Care Forum. His cuttle recently died and he has fiddlers to give away if you'll pay the shipping.

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I see that he sold them to someone already. Dang it!

I'm going to buy him some more food this week and I really wanted to do it during the middle of the week. Nancy, if you know of anyone else, or if anyone else is reading this, I am very VERY interested in buying some fiddler crabs. They have to be of a decent size. He eats 2 small ones right now.
I live in Great Falls, Montana so anyone who is reading this can determine pricing for shipping and handling.
 

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See whether your LFS will order them in large quantities and sell them to you. They're not so difficult to keep.

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The LFS is PetCo and they won't sell them to me. That site you gave me won't let me do more than 1 quantity. I'm basically at a dead end right now. I'll have to buy him freshwater crab I guess.
 
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Where can you get freshwater crab???

Where are you located? The aquaculturestore.com sells them in lots of 10 and you can order more than one quantity (set of ten) at a time. You should try and find a LFS that is not a big chain, they sometimes are more flexible. Good luck.
 

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I'm in a small town so it's kind of difficult to do that. How do you order them in more than one bulk of 10? I'm having a difficult time doing that. It just keeps showing up as 1 quantity when I specifically put 2 quantity. I'm trying to get at least 20-30, but I'm not having much luck. I'm even willing to buy from someone at Tonmo.com.
 
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I tried it with 10 in the quantity box and it changed the price accordingly. Then when it was in the shopping cart, I changed it to 2 and pressed "change this quantity" and it adjusted it. Failing this, if you email them or call, they will accomodate you.

I don't know where you are located, or how small your town is, but it might be worth investigating a drive to a bigger city in your area... at least you would save on shipping costs...
 
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cuttlegirl;80552 said:
I don't know where you are located, or how small your town is, but it might be worth investigating a drive to a bigger city in your area... at least you would save on shipping costs...

You've never been in Montana have you? Great Falls IS the bigger city!:lol:
 

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Roflmao. Burn! Great falls IS unfortunately the bigger city. We don't have many pet stores who are willing to sell in bulk. They're quite greedy bastards.
 
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Yikes, sorry I didn't realize that you lived in Montana... now I know why you are having so much trouble... road trip to Washington to catch your own fiddlers??? Only about an 11 hour trip I would imagine :bugout: .
 

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Phone the Aquaculture Store - it's family-run and they're nice people.
Explain your problem and maybe they can arrange something. I don't think you need 200 at a time, but 20 or 30 would be nice.

Have you offered thawed frozen shrimp to your octo? - you can usually feed this and offer a fiddler a day, or every other day.

Shore shrimp from the Aquaculture store are also a possibility, but I wouldn't get them for a very young octo.

Nancy
 
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