Octopus Joubini Missing

rmurphy

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Hi all I'm a new octopus owner.
I ordered an octopus joubini who arrived on Friday 01/10/20. He (I named him Otys) was acclimated Friday afternoon and left in the tank. On Saturday morning I was unable to find him and he is still missing. I have him in a tank at my school and no one has seen him since the first afternoon. There is a cover on the tank. I've found nothing to indicate he's dead.
How can I find him without taking everything out of the tank? Is it normal for him to be hiding this long?
 

Lov80

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Octos tend to 'hide' a lot. You may find them under rocks or if possible even inside of rocks through little wholes. They can go into the sands. Mine is often just under an inside-filterbox (since I have converted a freshwater tank into octo seawater tank).
Although I never experienced it I have heard and read that they tend to sneak out of the tank if technically possible. In such cases they may not find back and die.
 

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