Imperitive because we are sitting here discussing this right now. I have two octos. We have always had two octos. Here is the situation. When we got Smedley, he came out all the time. Then we got Alice and at first she came out for a little while, but then she started to hide all the time. When Smedley died, Alice started coming out all the time. Now we have Butter too, who comes out a little, but hides most of the time. (I hope that whole thing makes sense.) Do you think that they can see each other and the little one feels insecure and hides? Or might it be that they develop more personality as they get older. We are curious. Any ideas out there?