Looking for octopus for 30 gallon aquarium

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I received my Pacific Brown Octopus from Salty Bottom Reef Company two days ago. So far it has been awake each night at 22:00 just after we go to bed. The rest of the time it is hiding under one of the rocks. This is early days so you will find the adventure in my posts.
 
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I set up a small webcam last night. The octopus came out as soon as we went to bed and surveyed the aquarium. I have some poor videos take in almost no light.

This morning the octopus was not to be found.

I received the Blue Leg Hermit crabs and the Ghost Feeder Shrimp from the Salty Bottom Reef Company this morning, so I have something to feed the small critter.

I now I’ll see if I can raise the food for the octopus as well: 1. Fiddler crabs, 2. Blue Leg Hermit crabs and Ghost Feeder Shrimp.

20210522

I put some Blue Leg Hermit crabs and Ghost Feeder Shrimp in the aquarium and then set up the camcorder to record the nights activity.

The octopus now has a name Harley, from David Gerrold’s “When Harley Was One”

Around 2:00 the Octopus surveyed the entire aquarium. Harvey captured its first Blue Leg Hermit crab. There was a small skirmish between the one Cleaner Shrimp and the Harvey .

I have edited the recording and will try to post it below.
 
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In this clip, I believe Harley makes a move on the Cleaner Shrimp then on the Ghost shrimp in the foreground
 

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This is a heavily edited video where Harley investigates the food in the bottle. Harley spends a great deal of time just sitting still watching the "food" from different advantage points.
 

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We dropped a Fiddler crab in the aquarium last night. Harley reacted with lightning speed to capture and subdue the crab. It is difficult to tell when the crab gives up as Harley repeatedly tries to drag the crab into her liar.
 

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