Hello I am completely new to this site and never had an octopus until my wife found one in a shell loaded with eggs on the inside of the shell. We found the octopus in Bahia de Kino, Mexico. As far as we can tell Momma and babies are alive and growing. Does anyone know what species live in the Sea of Cortez? I only know that there are 9 different species that live there. I need to identify mine. The head is about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. I don't see any eye spots at least not yet. I can not keep the babies so I need to sell them if they hatch. How do you keep them from getting sucked into a powerhead? I have been keeping reef tanks and had a tank ready for an anemone (which I still don't have) and only two clownfish which are now safety in my hospital tank, the rest I consider octopus food. Please don't beat me up to bad for not understanding marine tanks. What is an octopus egg jestation period typically?