Hi Tonmo We are two college students who have been lurking on this community for some time as we made preparation to get ourselves an octopus. We followed all the suggestions and have set up a good quality 90 gallon. A month and a half ago we purchased the octo from saltwaterfish, and have since hit an issue. Our octo has not left its den (to our knowledge) in the entire time that we've had it. We realized a while back that this was due to our blue LED lighting, which must've been too bright for it, and so switched to red LED. All other conditions are optimal. However, it still refuses to come out at all. The live fiddlers we offer have stopped disappearing, so we began feeding it ourselves by offering shrimp on a bamboo skewer every day. It reaches out, three tentacles max at a time, probes at it, but doesnt seem to take any. It does this several times until it eventually stops pulling at it and instead swats it away. We are concerned about this behavior and are looking for ways to coax it out and get it eating more. Please let us know your suggestions and if you've ever had experience with an octopus this shy/scared for this long. How should we proceed? We will be updating this journal as we go, but of course we have no photos yet, as all we've seen since putting it in is a few tentacles sticking out of a rock, hence its name.