Octopus? Fine, but where to get one OUTSIDE from the US?

Jakxx

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Jaxx, where about do you live. I've got a lot of contacts all over Germany, i can see if I have someone local to you!

Thank you for your help andy, I really appreciate this :biggrin2:

I live in Braunschweig, Niedersachsen. North germany if you want to say so.

I've also went a bit on with my search and turned up two more sites that actually seem to import and sell octopi (one of them is also selling directly to private persons) the only downside is that all of them seem to be importing from bali and around, giving it a high possibility that they catch wild octopi and I stongly believe that they only import O. Vulgaris or similar sized species living there in this case, given the location. :wink:
I also believe that I have no other choice than to stick with ordering online as there is absolutely no saltwater specialist shop here in town or even near it... that is, if the said importer for the pet shop I mentioned in my last post really only offers O. Vulgaris. (Keeping one of those would surely kill my budged)

Oh yeah, please take note that I won't buy an octopus in the next five to six months however! I still have to set up/cycle the tank, as well as I still have to secure a source of live food. But I guess the whole thing is quite meaningless if I set up everything and then are unable to obtain an octo :wink:

I've already posted about the food thing and so on here: http://www.tonmo.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2824
just check out my last post in case I forgot anything to mention.

thanks again! :notworth:
 

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A lot of the stuff coming from Bali is misidentified and certainly wild caught... I have ordered Octopus vulgaris from Bali on several ocassions and had O.cf. bocki, O. cf. aculeatus and even Hapalochlaena species!!! So best avoided...

You are having the same problems that i face in scotland...

Andy, are you able to source vulgaris for scotsmen???? :smile:
 
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Hi Jackxx,

I'm from nothern Germany and I know some Dealer where ui can get an Oktopus.
Ask Michael at his Shop: www.meeresaquaristik.de, he will order you an Octo, no Prob!

The only Problem is to get the species you want. I' ve never seen a Bimac in Germany and the delivered ones are nameless.
The only thing they can tell you if it is an small or big species.

They will mainly sell Bluering because of the simple identification.

But my Tip is to ask Michael!
My dealer in Schleswig-Holstein sells some Octos every week.

But, plaese read some books of reefceeping before you start your new hobby! It will be good for you and especially for your octo!

If you need some help, visit our community: www.meerwasserforum.net

Greetz
Christian
 

Jakxx

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Thank you chris! I'll definately check the site out.

Actually I am still in the phase of gathering information about saltwater aquariums, and I probably won't starty anything serious before I'm not quite sure of what I'm actually doing :wink:

But of course you are right, knowing your stuff is important, especially when you are going the reeftank way.


thanks again.
 
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A reeftank may be more difficult, but the waterquality in an Octotank is very important.
A reeftank is easier than a good Octotank, but thats my opinion. I've only a reeftank at home.
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Greetz
Chris
 

Jakxx

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A reeftank may be something I'll try later on (I intend to move sometime in the next 1 1/2 years and I believe once you've set up the tank you should not try to relocate it if this includes taking everything out and re-assembling it somewhere else.

Yes, water quality is critical but with the right equippment and caretaking this shouldn't be such a problem I believe.
And besides that, I fortunately found many nice, competent and helpful people here on tonmo.com.
I'm positive that with the right amount of information I will be able to minimize any problems to a manageable amount.

I'm really looking forward to this but I am also aware that rushing things now would cause nothing but trouble for me.
So I'll start slowly but surely :heee:
 

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