i warn you now, this is gonna be a big post.undefined on june 1st i got my first octo! i was in staton island with a friend who was looking for turtles. after about 6 or 7 ho hum stores we got a lead on a pet store that suposedly had a huge shark display. we found the store and went inside and sure enough they had a 300or more gallon tank witha few sharks swimming around along with a huge salt water section. on a whim we asked an employe if they had octo and sure enough they did.(i live in hillsborogh nj and have yet to have seen a store that carried or would even get an octo in all of central nj.) in 50gal tank in a plastic jar with holes was this little guy all slate gray and curled up. i prity much decided right there i was gonna buy em(partly cause i felt bad for him and mosly cause he just looked so cool.) but first i asked if he had eatn regularly(yes), where he was caught(somewhere tropic but no real good answer), and how old he was(probably mid adult) i purchesed him, brought him home, and aclimated him according to octopets method. withen moments after unskrewing da lid he changed from gray to purple/black and slithered through the pvc pipeing into the rocks. im wondering if any 1 can help me with what species he is. sorry the pictures arnt better but hes mosly solid black purple, but sometimes striped and at other times he looks all spikey. also he dosent seem bothered by the light but i try to only leave it on for 10-12 hrs a day. what temp do you think i should keep him at. pet store guy said 75 but i wanna make sure. and this is kinda a weird one but hes not mutch of a killer. in fact he hasnt eaten any of the crabs in my take wich was kinda worrying me so i went to the supermarket and bought some frozen shrimp. he did eat that but never seems to finish one though there about the size of his head. just tried half a one today and ill se if he eats it all. any ideas on what else to offer for food? any help at all would be greatly appreciated.