I caught a common octypus, I think a Vulgaris, from 90 ft off Myrtle Beach, S.C. three weeks ago and put her in my 225 gallon aquarium. She immediately started hand feeding and was very outgoing and active. Last week she laid a cluster of enlongated eggs and stopped eating spending all her time and efforts coddling the eggs. For two days she began getting weaker and died this morning. The egg cluster is aerated by two pumps as well as the tanks filter system and protein skimmer. There is only a urchin in the tank with the eggs. Please advise. Will the eggs hatch without the mother? If they hatch, will the hatchlings be platonic or hatch as small cephalpods? What should they be fed? The adult is a common species off our coast and was 12 inches across. Thank-you for any advice.