ok I am writing this to basically see if I am going in the right direction. I plan on trying alittle breeding, I have had experience with both reptiles and freshwater fish, I know they are different but I think I can pick it up. I plan on starting with a tank thats about 30 Gallons. I will get 3 O. Mercatoris for it. I know that octos are cannibals but I have seen many reports about this species doing fine in a tank with others of its kind, I will handle cannibalism as it comes. I hope to get 2 females and 1 male. I will have about 40-60lbs of LR and 2 - 3 inches of fine grain sand. As those breed I will sell them locally and even try to ship if people online are interested. After that I will get a two 55 gallons each housing a Bimac, one male one female, I will get them as juveniles so I know for a fact they are young. at about 6 months I will start introducing them to each other, I will place the male in the female tank starting at a hour each time and slowly moving up until I am satisfied that they have mated. Does this sound good or should I make some changes in my plans? I really dont want to have to deal with until they have reached the end of their lifespan. So I want to make sure I am doing this right, the only rule I am willing to break is having more than 1 of O. Mercatoris in the 30 gallon.