Wow. This post is two-fold, so bear with us! Please read it all as there is a question at the end which pertains to all of this.... Alex and Jonathan here, and we are now settled quite nicely into our dorm with a 55 gallon and two 10 gallon tanks. We ordered our baby bimac (as of yet unnamed) from octopets.com the other day, and we received it at about 2:30 PM today (Friday.) We are now the proud 'rents of a healthy baby bimac, albeit an unusual one....we acclimated him from 2:30 until 4:00 in near total darkness. (We left a dim red light on for his comfort while we worked.) He became very active, very fast. We frightened him on accident at one point and he quickly crumpled and flattened again. After he calmed down again, we slowly turned on the lights in the room, one by one, and left him in normal light from 4:00 to 5:00 by himself. All water levels are perfect\normal, temperature is 72 Deg. F. and the tank is fairly sterile right now, but has no shortage of pvc hiding places. There is a bubble wand on the back pane. The unusual complication comes now. We had expected him to hide immediately and not be social or "out and about" for at least a week, because that seems to be considered the norm from what I have seen on this forum. Our octopus, however, has defied nearly every expectation I got from this site. He was very active and moving about the tank by 6:30 PM, and seemed to be enjoying poeple passing thier fingers along the front of the tank slowly. NOW FOR THE KICKER. Just to see what would happen, I stuck my hand into the tank and stopped a half inch away from him. He reached out and made contact, then let go. No color fluctuation whatsoever. I got a feeder clam, and dropped it next to him but left my finger next to him. He ate it. I did it again. He reached out and took it from my hand. He wound up eating his 3-clam-a-day quota and then scooted around a while before appearing to settle in for the night.... right smack dab in the bottom-middle of the front pane. He is still just chillin' there. 1. Isn't this extremely abnormal behavior for being new to the tank? 2. Is it bad? Is it good? 3. Could anything in the acclimation procedure have caused this behavior? Thanks, and hurry with your responsed as we don't know what to think Alex Troyer P.S. If it is bad, should we try and do something to fix it? P.P.S. He really, REALLY likes to tinker with the bubble wand. will post pics soon.