I still haven't met anybody not on the internet that has an Octo for a pet, but I have started seeing them pop up in pet stores. I don't think this is a good thing. A few months ago I saw an octo at a specialty store where I live and thought that it was cool that they were actually selling one. Yesterday I went to a PetLand and they had an octo there. This one was tagged with "Brown Octo", and was quite lively. My concern is that Octos will start becoming a regular fixure, and they will be sold to buyers far to inexperienced. More and more will die at home and soon Octopus' will become endangered (at least the small pet kind). Also the generic names are bad for everyone invovled.