Hello. I've been reading around this forum for a looooong time, going on two years now. I've finally made the plunge to get myself an octo three weeks ago when one showed up at the local fish store. He seemed to be in fairly rough shape, but he's come along very well since I've brought him home. He's surprisingly active. When I bought him he only had six and a half arms, but the two that are missing have started to grow back, I'm quite pleased to report. It took him awhile to get over being spooked when people come up to the tank, and even longer to get over my dogs. He really didn't like my dogs lol. Anyway, I really just wanted to say hi, and that I appreciate this wealth of knowledge without which I doubt that I would ever have been able to successfully keep this octopus. Nice to be a member. :) PS, what kinda octopus do y'all think he is? I'm thinking Abdopus aculeatus based on the stars around the eyes with his startle displays (which I don't think he actually does in this vid), but I have no pretensions of being an expert.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHX7nsxBRg4 pss- does this forum have media imbed?