i scored a free octopus (light brown, big eyes) from a chinese restaurant 2 weeks ago that they claim they had for a month. they had to move and didn't want it, so i took it, and built my tank around the parameters necessary for octo-keeping (read on this site). i had the perfect 1.025/26 salinity, pH buffer, no ammonia, did frequent water changes due to his waste-producing, and he was doing fine, dancing around, seemed happy then the other night he turned whitish/yellowish and died. if anyone can tell me why....one of my white snails was attached to his tentacle, not sure if that would have anything to do with it or what. i do have a small tube anenome that i read just today you shouldn't have with an octopus, but i doubt he went near it much. sorry to be so morbid, but i think the restaurant was just gonna pitch him anyway....thanks!