Hi i have been doing some reaserch on these animals in my spare time and have come across one of the most awful things i could read. these awsome/beautiful animals are being seen less and less i talked to a oceanographer a few days ago and he said they are seeing fewer and fewer each week and they dont know why. so i am going to just voice my opinion on the collection of these animals, i think we should do our best to discourage the trade/capture of these animals because not much is known about them i mean you have probably read that corals years ago could not be kept now they are rather easy to keep compared to some fish. so please people dont buy these animals til we know more about there husbandry as it somewhat disturbs me at what species of octopus i find on website for sale. i spoke to a store that sold the so called zebra octopus and sold it for a amzing price of 600$ i asked him if they were easy compared to bimacs and he said they are the most difficult marine animals he has ever seen i asked him why then does he import them and he said that he makes more money when he imports them and people buy them and they die and order another one. i dont think it is right for an animal to suffer for the almighty dollar that is just cruel in my opinion so please if you really care discourage the importation of these animals. now that you all think i am a enviromental extremeist i just want to say i am not but i really care alot about these animals and dont want to see them go extinct beacause of something cruel and not right and because of some pretty inconsiderate actions we do. now that that is out of the way i hope we can learn alot from these animals.