I've been trying to make my pet octopus Proteus less nervous around me by feeding him when he's watching. I put a hermit crab or shrimp in the tank with him when I see him outside. This time when I tried that I must have reached too close to him because he inked at me and fled. I managed to get almost all the ink out immediately so that's not a problem, but can anyone suggest how to make Proteus less nervous around me? This is the first time he's inked in 2.5 months since I got him, so I guess it might not be that big of a deal, but I hope I can avoid that in the future! By the way, can anyone tell me what species he might be? The fish store guy said he was a bimac but I don't think he is. The things I've noticed which may distinguish him are that he is nocternal and that he has a fairly limited range of color changes. He seems only able to produce gray, white, and sort of a mauve or burgandy color. Also, in the past 2 1/2 months he's grown from about 2 inches in diameter to about 5 inches in diameter. Oh, and I have some lovely pictures of Proteus if you'd like to add them to your database. What do I do for that? Thanks all!