Hey octo lovers :) just dropping a quick intro and letting you see where I'm at! After a few months of waiting for someone to be able to source me one, I finally got my first octopus! I've been told he is a callistoctopus dierythraeus. He has only been in my tank for two days, I didn't see him much yesterday, which really is to be expected, I know where he's hiding, he's apparently trying to blend in with the sand bed, I'm hoping he comes out again soon, the first night I had him after a long acclimation, I'd had the lid on the bucket off just watching him and he had a bit of a freak out (fair enough) the roof lights in my room were pretty bright, and he was under a lot of stress, I've since been told he had been in the bucket for three days prior to delivery, it was a pretty small bucket, I imagine he felt like I did on a long haul flight. So after acclimation and he had his panic, I got him in the tank and he straight away hid, again, fully expected, happy days. I scaled my lights off pretty fast (was low power in the first place but wanted them fully off so he could just get used to his surroundings and stretch his legs. Full black and I was sitting on my bed and he comes out of the rocks and sits in the corner closest to me, against the glass and watches, completely "unprotected" from me. Then he had a swim around a bit, and came back and sat "with me" We sat like that for around an hour, eventually I got my hand and placed a finger about 20cm away from him and slowly moved it closer so he could see that there was something between us. I had to get up super early for work the next day so I bid him good night and went to sleep, couldn't see him when I got up, left lights low for the day, really fretted about him while I was at work, got home And set about seeing if I could locate him, it took me a while, thankfully I know my tank rather well so finding things a bit out of place is rather easy for me! So, I found him in the corner behind rocks down the bottom looking like a mix of rock and sand, I say and watched for a good few minutes waiting for confirmation and then he moved an arm and I could see the suckers, good sand blending! I ended up naming him Steven hawking for obvious reasons! He was hiding in the same spot today when I got up for work, didn't see him last night out in the open again, I'm looking forward to him coming out from time to time in the future! I added some sand crabs for him to eat, live ones and there is plenty of clean up crew in there for him to eat when he's less stressed.