hello, my name is kevin and my new octo is named stanley. i named him after the detroit red wings octopus who is named stanley after lord stanleys cup. he is my firt octo and im pretty sure he is an o. mercatoris. i consider myself an expert in salt water aquariums when dealing with corals, lighting and most popular fish species but this little guy will surely put my expertise to the test! getting him into an aquarium was some what rushed because of 6 breeding banggia cardinals with an attitude problem. when i brought him home i was just going to let him sit in a cricket container underneeth my corals in my frag tank but the fish decided they wanted to eat him, even though they have been completely docile towards all other species that have entered the tank, even new born coral baned shrimp. but they picked at his cage until he inked twice so i set up a 15g hex with an under gravel filter and put him in that, i used the water, substrate, and live rock from my reef tank so wouldnt have to worry about it needing to cycle, and that worked thankfully. the first day he just kind of hung put behing the under gravel filter tube and didnt move much, the next morning he took comfort in a den that i had built him out of live rock but still seems very shy. i have got some great help from people on here and am going to get some red lights for the tank and hopefully ill have some pics of him eating soon or cruising the tank at night! these are the pics i have right now, no great but i have my camera sitting right by stanley's tank in case an opportunity comes around for a great picture.