i cant do it anymore he has one more week to start becoming more enteraining. osr I am going to try another octo and hope I get one that is not as shy and likes to explore. I have my moments where I think he is awesome. but the fact is , is that ive had him since deceember and he is as borign as they day i got him. now he hides wehre I cant even see him. i know octos arent instant satisfaction, but ive had him since decemember, and when people come over I cant show them because he is not around. so I hope to get a more intresting one. like some say they will follor their fingers on the outside of the glass. mine doesnt run from me at all. but he sure doesnt come out when i come up to the tank.