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"Wild" creatures vs "store bought"?

Ruger007

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What are the disadvantages from getting little crabs right from the ocean?
A simple trap and some bait and you could supply the octo for free while your fishing!!!

How long must the "wild" stuff be quarentined?
 

Nancy

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Some people feed live crabs to their octo very soon after catching.

However, catching small crabs is not legal in all places - you need to do some checking!

Nancy
 

Thales

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I collect and feed lots and lots of crabs. I don't q them, they go into a sweater box plumbed into the system. I was told to get a fishing license and to make sure I wasn't collect something commercial. Been doing it 8 months now.
 

Colin

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one dissadvantage is having to look after them, unless you freeze them as soon as you get home, but if you feed the crabs a good quality flake food that will get passed onto the octo! :smile:
 
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I only feed my octos on live crabs, I buy about 20kg of them every month or so and they live happily together in a large tank! Feed the crabs on whole mackerel.

Only my Bimac's get other food as they are the only ones who love a challenge! The rest are just happy playing! Hehe
 

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