i am very interested in keeping an octopus am was wondering if they are hardy animals. i have been told by a lot of people that they are difficult and should be left in the wild because they are too sensitive and if the most minute thing goes wrong they die on you. but i was also told by a pro at octopus breeding and keeping(octo-pets) that they are realitively easy you just have to have a well sealed tank and good filtration. i am some what new to the saltwater hobby and would be considered a intermediate in the hobby i have cared for eels and a variety of other invertibrates and was wondering if this is enough experience to kep an octopus the invertebrates i work with are mosly echiderms like starfish and urchins. Jim the owner of octopets told me i should do just fine but i still am wondering why 99% of the people i ask tell me they are EXTREMELY hard to keep and are absolutely unsuitable for the salt water aquarium. only 3 people have told me they are easy octopets , my local fish store and a store that told me they are only hard because they get out. So what is the truth are they really that difficult to care for or are they realetively easy. please get back to me asap any info would be great!