Hi! I am from a coastal town in California. On a seventh grade field trip to the tidepools, i found a small Two-Spot Octopus and am now completely addicted to the cephalapod group. I have been doing studies on the local octopus and up until recently found this website. Before I had been on this website, I had NO IDEA that octopus could be kept as pets. Now, I have read the care guides and feel that I can provide a suitable habiat for this amazing animal. I have been wondering lately though if it is going to be high maintenance and extremely tough, if it is, then I will keep my distance. In other words, in all your experiences, on a scale from 1 to 10, how hard do you think care for this animal is? I do not want to get excited and buy one and have it die the next morning. All help would be appreciated! also, Are there any other octopus besides the two-spot octopus that are in the southern california tidepool/coastal area? THANK YOU!