Decided to go check out one of the better stores that deal in marine tanks. They have octos, which is great news. I asked the lady what breed they were and she said "reef octopus" They had three in store, all looked the same breed. Fairly dark blue/blackish looking. Poor little buggers were floating around in plastic jars with holes in them :( One I saw had a clutch of eggs in the jar with it. I don't know how long it had been there, but I felt very sorry for the poor girl. Dunno how long they let them float around in the tanks whilst cooped up in the jars, but it didn't look like a happy life.
I've noticed a lot of journals where egg laying seems to happen fairly quickly after getting octos home. Any thought on whether stress may play a part in this?