I bought a common octopus about 2 months ago and it was a full grown adult at the time of purchase. She has not eaten except for a couple of times when I first got her. Since then I have been very worried about her. Just today my girlfriend was looking under the tank into her lair and she noticed that there are about 200 or so eggs hanging from the live rock in her den. The eggs are still pure white and she is taking care of them by blowing water over them. This is the second octopus that I have owned but the first that has laid eggs. I have many questions. The first being how long is the gestation period of a common octopus? Also what do I do once the eggs start hatching? Do I remove as many of the babies as possible and start a rearing tank or do I just leave them in the mature reef setting? The tank is a 75 gallon and I am concerned about the babies getting sucked up into the filters. I appreciate any suggestions that anyone that has had success can give me.