hey nomorenames, nice lookin octo! looks kina like mine does. thought he was vulgaris at first but not so sure. mines very day active or more precicesly at dusk and dawn. he also lacks any spots below the eyes but will occasionly flash stripes. usually horizontal but occasionly one big vertical one. i have pics under the thread so many questions, so little croutons. out of curiosity what is yours eating? mines been eatin shucked oysters and will ocasionly chew up a frozen shrimp but so far nutin live yet. although he was tormenting one of the snails in my tank by dragging it up and down the glass. but i checked this morning and suprisedly the snail was still alive, just pissed off.
mine eats blue crabs scallops (though i think he doesnt like them very much) and sometimes crayfish but as a last resort mine doesnt eat snails for some reason maybe hes to full but he does mess with them when there in his way
the vulgaris pic u sent looks exactly like mine ....as for the bluecrabs there is a seafood store like 3min. away that sells live bluecrabs .. the temp in my tank stays around 79-80 ...no pics that are on the computer still trying to get them on a cd..thanks for the link