Hi Everyone, My baby O. bimaculoides (now over 3 months old) have not grown as much as I expected (according to Forsythe and Hanlon 1988 O. bimaculoides hatchlings raised at 23C double their weight every 15 days). The babies are eating very well (they take 10 or so live mysids daily, and there are always more live shrimp available to them, so I assume they are feeding to satiation, and I give them the occasional hermit crab if I can find one small enough) but I am not seeing anything like the growth rate reported in the aforementioned paper. One thing occurred to me just now; is there any evidence that Octopuses "grow to the size of the tank" as is the conventional wisdom I have often heard bandied around for fish? The reason I ask is that I have been keeping the babies in small individual containers within my water-conditioning tank to avoid escapers (the plan being of course to put them in ever bigger containers as they grow), but now I am concerned I may inadvertently be retarding their growth. Does anyone have any thoughts on this subject? Many thanks, Lene.