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Octopus Availability

mtlarsen

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Yes I am on their notification list I just had an unfortunate Ammonia spike that ruined my plans. I am going to try and hold out for a Briareus in Nov-Dec. However I am finding it difficult to wait. Please post pictures of your new acquisition when he/she is settled. Congratulations snowmaker!
 

DWhatley

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I was watching for a new journal notice, expecting one of our group having acquired at least one of the new Live Aquaria octos :wink:. I do think they usually get more than one when they post availability so I always look for new members too. They often run in batches between one month and two weeks apart when they start showing up.
 

DWhatley

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Be careful with collecting lobster, as there is a minium tail length in season (and not catching out of season) in FL and I assume the same applies to ME. Somehow I don't think a game warden will understand , "but officer, this is for my aquarium".
 
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Well RATS! I got the notice from Live Aquaria, at 10:30- AM yesterday that they were shipping my octopus yesterday for pick up today. I thought it odd that they didn't provide tracking # (should have been a red flag for me) - but I know the young woman at the shipper and she has let me pick up w/ out tracking (she just cannot locate w/ out tracking #), so I just went this morning - only to find out that they have no record of anything coming from the West coast to me.
I drove back home (45 min 1 way), called Live Aquaria and found out it did not ship, for whatever reason - they weren't specific, and that they do not have any to ship.

What a disappointment and waste of the morning, not to mentioned tank work and collecting foods...
So now the order is on "back order" and they tell me I will have first dibs on any that come in. For all we know (the operator and myself) they could have prepared to ship and found it dead. I just would have appreciated an email or phone call. I guess I'll know better next time.
 
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