Hello and thanks to all who helped me id Al! As with all animals I've raised (fish, herps, kids) the real q's come after living with them a bit. I'm great on what to feed him, but how much and how often should an aculeatus eat? My nine year old stick fed him a shrimp yesterday and I just removed what he didn't finish about an hour after he was done. I'm excited that my daughters want to feed but that could lead to overfeeding... I want to get my anatomy right- where exactly do you start measuring the length of the mantle? From the base of his eyes to the end of his "head" (mantle?) is about 1 1/2 in. Also, I can tell for sure that he is a "he." Does this mean he's old? Now that I have an id, are their special things I can do to care for an aculeatus? I did search the threads for more info (long live Octopus Prime!) but want to make sure I'm doing everything exactly right. I'm the kind of person who's taken a $20 lizard for a $40 vet visit- twice (he's fine, I wish there was a site a AWESOME as this one for herps!).