Colin- I was reading your posts about yours and mine did all the same. I thought all octopuses could texture like that. I have many pictures of him doing his tiny leafy thing and so much video. (I will have my boyfriend, the computer genius, scan them in) Tako was out a lot during the day and he could blend into anything- any texture, pattern, etc. He had those long thin arms. He loved to hang out on the glass, going up and down and all over, so the shot of yours with its underneath facing you with all his suckers was the familiar sight I saw for months! His home was in the sand at the base of some live rock. He never tried to escape, although he would stick his eyes and a tentacle out of the water. That made me nervous but then I got used to it and trusted that he didn't really want out, maybe just curious. I wanted another one, but since he wasn't ordered by the pet store (he was found unexpectedly in a shipment) I wasn't sure they could get another and bimacs were recommended. Tako gave me many hours of total enthrallment.