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Prices on octos

jamie604

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Where i work, i can get octos fairly cheap.

bimac 5inch -> 39$ (canadian)
blue ring 3-4inch -> 29$ (canadian)

i would like some imput on prices other ppl payed for octos other then from octopets.com.
 

cthulhu77

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Well, you can always pick them up at nearest fishmarket for about 5 bucks a pound...just make sure to beat them well with a hammer (according to the eminent Sir Righty) prior to consumption.


greg
 
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cthulhu77 said:
Well, you can always pick them up at nearest fishmarket for about 5 bucks a pound...just make sure to beat them well with a hammer (according to the eminent Sir Righty) prior to consumption.


greg

Was he talking about eating one? Im confused...but if he was, 5 bucks a POUND!? Wow...thats a lot compared to the Octopuses in my local fish market...here they only cost like 3 bucks a peice and they aren't small. I hate seeing them dead though, or battered and torn apart...cuz there such amazing animals.
 

jamie604

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Detritus said:
Jamie where in Canada are you? I am trying to find a supplier in Canada.


i get mine from Big Als Aquarium services. I happen to work there so i just ask the boss to order me one whenever i need it. or anything else for that matter
 

Nancy

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I think most octos here in the US range from $35 - $70, at least for common species and not including shipping.

Nancy
 

erich orser

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At tropical fish shops in my neck of the woods (Los Angeles - San Fernando Valley), I've seen the prices on octopus range from about $29.00 - $69.00. Most have been either pygmies (sold as "baby" octos) or have been our local "mudflat" octopus - the same variety found in the seafood section at Ralph's supermarket.

The staff generally know nothing about their charges, if they are a more exotic variety aren't sure how old they are, etc. When the time comes for a ceph, I'm sticking with people/companies that breed their own so I know the history and health of the individual animal.
 

Nancy

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Isn't the local mudflat octopus the bimac? Does Ralph's sell bimacs for the dinner table? This would be the first I've heard of this species being eaten in California.

Nancy
 

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