My octopus came today. It is O. briareus from Kara at Sea Life Inc. It got to my house at 9:20 am. The box was a little soggy, it had leaked. I was at school. My mother opened it and started acclimating it. She took notes for me. Even though there was leakage, there was still plenty for the octopus in the bag. It was difficult to see through the layers of plastic bags and plastic container. She could not see it clearly. It was very cold, 55 degrees. Floated bag to warm it up for about 40 minutes. Opened the bag, the little octopus was not moving and barley breathing. My mom began acclimating. She did an ammmonia test it registered off the chart. She thought it was not going to make it. After a while it began breathing normally and moving I got home at lunchtime and took over adding water to the bag. I did an ammonia test to see how far it went down, it was .25. I saw it wringing it's arms, my mom said that was a bad sign. It was breathing a little hard so we decided to released it at 1:30. When I released it, it stayed in the container it came in. It is still there now. My mom said it is normal for O. briareus to stay in their acclimation container until night time. I am not sure how big it is, it is in a tight ball but the mantle is about 1 inch. It is a really cute octopus! It was a really beautiful blue color right before we put it in the tank. I have some photos and videos my mom will post.