Well, at least your octopus will eat thawed frozen shrimp, most likely.
Frozen food is no problem, but I doubt it might be a good idea feeding only frozen stuff (as you already suggested in one of your other postings)
By the way, I did read that it is almost sure that a young octopus (especially if he just was moved into his tank) will not accept anything but live food. Do you know if this a theory or a prooven fact?
Then you can supplement with occasional live food. Are you near the ocean?
Unfortunately, no, im not really near the ocean. Although I live in north germany, it is still quite a drive to the north shore from here (Given the fact that I have no car, which makes the whole thing a bit more complicated).
I had live crabs shipped in from Florida.
I actually am thinking about shipping in live animals (but I really should calculate the costs as I don't think that I'll get away cheap), but if I'm lucky the local museum can help me out (they have live saltwater fish for display and if I remember correctly they even had an o. vulgaris. The saltwater section got renovated though so I don't know if they still have one) Someone at the pet shop suggested me that if I talk nicely to the right people there I might be able to get some live food through them but this still is just a theory yet... Don't really know how they will react when I'll ask them. After all they are no fish market
I plan on going there tomorrow.
After all, if I don't find an affordable and reliable source of live food, I might as well forget the whole thing. What is the use of a car with no gas station around :|
I'm really inland (5 hours by car from the Gulf of Mexico), and when my bimac was full grown (and she was a large bimac), I spent a LOT on food every week.
Do you remember how much approximately you spent per week/month? I know the prices on food will differ between where you live and here, but it would be helpful to have anything like a scale that gives me a rough grasp of the costs. Considered that these are the frequent expenses I should calculate this part through the carefullest of all.
-sorry for the long (quite offtopic) post-