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Where to get octos

Octoperson

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Hi,
I have been getting octos from my local fish store, but they have often been in bad shape. The first one was a very friendly old octopus, who had 2 and a half missing arms. The second one was younger, and had many missing arms, a few of which hadn't even started to grow back yet. I was wondering if there is a better way to get octos, preferably with all of their arms attached?
 

sedna

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Hi,
I have been getting octos from my local fish store, but they have often been in bad shape. The first one was a very friendly old octopus, who had 2 and a half missing arms. The second one was younger, and had many missing arms, a few of which hadn't even started to grow back yet. I was wondering if there is a better way to get octos, preferably with all of their arms attached?
I do use KP Aquatics and highly recommended them. I will point out, though, that it’s extremely common for octopuses to loose their arms! This isn’t a sign of mis-handling- they frequently loose them while hunting or defending themselves. As to the age of what is available- that’s partly based on the time of year and where they were collected, as they are “seasonal.”
 

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