Hi every body! Just want to say this a great site! iv,e been interested in octos for 2 years but found almos no info till i found this site about 1 week ago. any-who..i just had a few questions and was wondering if someone could help me. #1. I have a 45 hex with with 2 brittle stars and about 5 1in horseshoe crabs. (the horseshoe crabs were only 5$ for 5 and i figured they we make a good meel if i ever get an octo. plus there constant burrowing keeps the sand nice and stirred up so stuff cant settle on it.) everything going good, water parameters where they shoul be, animals fed often but very small amounts, and the tanks been running for just a few days shy of 3 months. the other day i found both brittle stars curled up into balls and seemingly motionless. this was unlike there initiall behavior, when i first introduced them they crused around the bottum of the tank and rocks for hours. i took them out thinking they were dead but after a few sec noticed there spikes(feet) had started slowly moveing. i ret them to the tank and a few days later they started moveing around again. in fact today i observed that they had re established themselves under da rocks and were busy (sweeping) for food. the stars are pink overal but brownish underneath. in addition to there feet they have bulb like extentions that grow off there legs. any idea what caused there odd behavior or is this normal. #2. I placed an order for octopets. Gave them my credit info and all. and the next day saw on this site that octos currently out of stock. tried to call but no call back as of 5/11. what im wondering is does this put me on a waiting list? i understand that what o.p. is doing is difficult and ill just have to b patient but i want to know that im not waiting in vain. if u place an order do they respond once the order has been placed? if any 1 has any info i regarding either topic i would appreciate the help, till then im gonna go listen to m.s.i. records.