Hi all, I'm wondering if I could get some advice and/or reassurance. Afew months ago I had asked a LFS owner if he ever got octopuses in. He said rarely as they didn't ship very well. He called me a few days ago to say the Octopus I had wanted had arrived and looked to be healthy. I explained to him that I was just inquiring before, however, I went to see the animal and fell in love. Now I currently have a 90 gallon that has had live rock/sand and a few soft corals for a couple of months after the teardown of my big reef. Complete with plexiglass cover weighed down (ugly looking). The animal is much larger than it looked in the store. I will try and post some pics tonight, however, its head and mantle are about 4-5 " and each arm is about 12-14 " in length. It is mottled brown and does show an exaggerated whitening of its web when it "pounces" on rocks and then gropes for food within the rock. I have not yet seen an ocellus yet, but it is from the info-pacific and was labelled as brown octopus- maybe a cyanea? My question is that when can I expect it to take food from me? I am not sure it is getting enough to eat. I have not seen it definatively eat yet. I bought several small emerald crabs for it yesterday (expensive) so it would have some natural food, along with the snails etc. in the tank. It so far will not take small silversides yet. Tonight I will pick up fresh shrimp with head etc. on as well as small clams and mussels. Its been in the tank 24 hours now. How long before it will accept offered food? Thank you for your answers and help, this thing is incredibly beautiful and I just hope I didn't get a mature senescent octopus.