New octopus came today from Puerto Rico. Inked in the bag - does not like me - or the camera phone. Didn't even get a chance to change the vessel to start acclimating. Freaked me out. Acclimating for about an 1.5hrs now. Did some aquascaping to make room for a critter keeper. Found EVERY shell of EVERY creature we ever put in there. Sir Stewart (pistol shrimp) is very mad at me for wrecking his castle. It was like a reunion of our old clean team and favorite hermits. Ceph is changing colors and textures, since 7pm when we picked it up from the LFS. Smooth, to rough, to smooth, to a lil bumpy. Dark brown to white-ish around the edges with the middle of the body still dark. I've seen stripes down the mantle, and around the arms. Right now it is fading from speckled white with neutral to slightly darker mantle - and a full fade to neutral speckled. Gets dark when we approach the tank. Doesn't seem to be breathing rapidly. Did not eat any of the teeny pieces of shrimp I put in with it during acclimation so far. Lights are dim. Here's a vid of it in the bag at the store. Don't mind my humdrum "yeah, don't remind me," when the shop guy said "only good shot you'll ever get". Pft.