and then got these shots after i body slammed him back into the tank... just kidding he retrieved his favorite fishing lure off the top of the tank and returned to his den... i think he could see it through the glass top and realized he could get to it with the top open.
the fishing lures are just soft plastic baits that you buy at walmart and they dont have any hooks or anything A good brand that doesnt have any flavoring added or other chemicals is ZOOM although ive found that my octo likes the salt impregnated ones better than the plain ones. they come in many colors and range from minnow form to crawdad and lizard. the good thing about them is that they only cost like $3 for a pack of 12 or so that way when your octo tears them to peices and takes bites out of them later you can just pull out the parts and put a new one in... mine loves them... we kindof play a game of tag with it cause i put it on the end of the feeding stick and hell go hide and when it comes by he ambushes it then lets go and goes and hides somewhere else to do it again. ill try to get some pictures of the lures and the bags etc
his mantle is about 3 inches and his legs can be stretched to about 8 so id say his armspan is about 16" cause he cant quite reach from the back glass to the front of his 75 gallon aquarium