the cute little dickens... I'm in St. Pete florida, and I went to the beach last sunday. For some reason, seaweed was covering the beaches and was really dense in the shallow water to (not sure if that is important, but it's not uncommon for that to happen...). There was a family collecting shells in the shallows and when emptying them out, small brown octopuses would reveal themselves. I managed to snag one and get my sister to take a pic with her cell phone. All I know of the octopus is that it's small, brown with transperant/white in some places, found in the Gulf of Mexico/ Tampa bay, and isnt poisonous (lucky me, it bit me 3 times before i remembered there are poisonous octies besides the blue ring...sheesh) like I said, it was taken with a cell phone so please excuse the low quality... Im thinking about snagging one if i get the chance to go back soon. Theres nothing in my tank, and after looking through the guides, seems like I'm all set up to keep one.