Hello, just wanted to ask for some advice. I am currently waiting for my new custom "octopus proof" tank to be built si I am doing research into husbandry. My main concern is that where I live, the only octopuses available are at local marine stores. The availability is sporadic and usually the species and approximate age is unknown. I don't think Octopets is able to ship accross the border, so unfortunately that routre is unavailable. I have come across two octopuses in the past month. The first was kept in a clear "critter container" with no shelter in an invertebrate holding tank. The creature was blanched white/pink, curled in a corner and not moving. The second was listed as a "brown indopacific octopus" that I assume might have been O. cyanea. It died within a day of arrival. My question then is how can one access the health of an octopus when it is kept in such stressful conditions? I understand the light color indicating stress, however, are there any other tell tale signs of an octopus that will likely not survive. I'm very familiar with judging health in fish and other invertebrates but not so much with cephalopds. Does anyone have any words of advice or suggestions. Thanks for your help.