Christmas Special – Octopus Reacting to Different Color Lights

Christmas Special – Octopus Reacting to Different Color Lights


Exploring the Fascinating Minds of Octopuses How will an Octopus React to Different Color Lighting?
Requested by Many of our Viewers During the hour he spent under the red light, our octopus appeared very excited and energetic, swimming back and forth with his big beautiful eyes wide open. Manny, the octopus in this video, spent the entire hour under the green light sleeping in various places. This is something our octopuses rarely do when brought to the experiment tank. The yellow light also seemed to have an effect on our octopus. He spent the better part of the hour hidden in a single spot. Can you spot him? Under the blue light, he was quite active and constantly seeking human interaction. He may have been asking for food as he devoured an entire fish and a couple of mussels right after. This was a very interesting experiment and we’d like to run it again with multiple octopuses. We’ll set this up as a live experiment early next year. Hope to see you all there! From all of us at OctolabTV Merry Christmas

100 Comments

  • Lilith Aram

    January 4, 2020

    Aww! I love his decorations! It would have been interesting if you were able to set up Christmas lights on a side of the tank and see how interested in them he might have been, with all different colors to look at. Also, do you guys have an orange light or are you able to create orange light? It would be interesting to see the reaction of Manny in a colour between red and scary yellow. Plus, orange is my fav colour! Happy New Year to you all! <3

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  • sonia colletto

    January 5, 2020

    Octopus are beautiful creatures 😚

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  • WetBob SpongePants

    January 5, 2020

    Please let me go. I want to be with my family. I really don't like entertaining you. But you can come in here and take my place.

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  • tradewins

    January 5, 2020

    Unlike the other commenters below I am very opposed to this video and consider it cruel and even torturous. How would any of you "scientists" like it if you were confined in a cell and randomly subjected to all red light or all blue light or any other color? These animals are intelligent and deserve more respectful treatment. The "concept" behind this seems to have been generated from the mind of a 5 year old.

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  • cybercroneca

    January 5, 2020

    That's fascinating!

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  • jaxsun72

    January 5, 2020

    Throw an electric eel in there and see how it reacts to that.

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  • Pearl of the Dark Age

    January 5, 2020

    …And now I have so many questions. I'm assuming this was the same octopus every time.

    Were these hours under different colored lights consecutive or over different days? If it were consecutive hours, I can see how the octopus's behavior would change over time, even without changes to lighting.

    If over different days, were they at the same time each day or at different times? If it were over different days but at the same time, it might show different results because the color might affect the octopus; but if it were different days and different hours, then it could be the same as if it were consecutive hours – just changes in behavior due to other factors.

    Were there other colors of lights used but omitted from the video? Why weren't the results shown in the ROYGBP order?

    This is actually quite interesting. I don't know if these sorts of experiments have already been conducted or not (I'm not a biologist), but you're going to need a lot more testing – along with controls.

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  • Wendy Solo

    January 5, 2020

    I'm curious…To the maker of these videos. Do you make videos simply for entertaining humans? This is the most unnatural habitat for an Octopus. Of course it's attracted to the tree because the tree is the ONLY thing that even remotely resembles anything in the ocean. Why would you keep Octopus's anyway? Yeah it nice to learn about them, but man…keeping them captive and away from their gigantic Ocean life is a little on the pathetic side. Just sayin' I'm getting pretty choked that humans use ocean mammals/animals and wildlife animals all for the sake of entertaining a human. Man we suck.

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  • Kathy L

    January 5, 2020

    Uhhh I don’t know if any of those are safe to put in a tank. They can leach dyes and other fabric additives, also glues.

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  • Gabriela Suarasan

    January 5, 2020

    When we will see,,octopus reacting return into the ocean"?🐙

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  • Penelopedinkledong S

    January 5, 2020

    You better take good care of Manny; he's a treasure…

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  • Alodie Vichy

    January 5, 2020

    Octopods are my favorite animals!! They are soooo smart (!) AND cute!

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  • 1916lunt

    January 5, 2020

    They got him 8 gloves for Christmas

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  • R.G. Greenwald

    January 5, 2020

    That tank setup is simply perfect

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  • mini mouse

    January 6, 2020

    I like them I feel bad to much change maybe hopefully most times hes comfortable and happy

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  • Miss Lotus

    January 6, 2020

    Omg the tank decoration!!!

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  • Miss Lotus

    January 6, 2020

    Lol he looks stoned in the green light

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  • KcaTisback

    January 6, 2020

    Wierd and interesting 👍

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  • sandramorrison99

    January 6, 2020

    THIS is VERY INTERESTING!!!

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  • Lisa

    January 6, 2020

    Oh I'm so glad this is where my taxes went.

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  • mark allen

    January 6, 2020

    If the animal wants human contact, give it to him… Never deny a animal that wants to make contact. Signed, A Native American. Animals ask for something for a reason, whether for food, love, friendship, etc. Animals have souls, likes, dislikes, As a Native American I KNOW this for a fact. Please do not tease just for scientific experiments. Just ask them….

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  • Renee Elias

    January 6, 2020

    I think he was active in dark colors because he blended intoo backround /felt safe.

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  • Hannah Cwik

    January 6, 2020

    Such a beautiful creature!

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  • Marley Ex

    January 6, 2020

    It seems he's more active with the deeper darker colors.

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  • jrbqto

    January 6, 2020

    I highly doubt the materials used in this tank are safe. You didn’t need to add human garbage to the tank just to perform the test. Its an octopus not a human, why put its health at risk?

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  • Valerie Fullwood

    January 6, 2020

    Brilliant I loved this experiment octopuses are so intelligent

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  • GregoryTheGr8ster

    January 6, 2020

    It's too bad that you didn't have a warm, crackling fire going in the fireplace.

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  • Yea, OK

    January 6, 2020

    All I see is a sea creature that just wants out of that tank.

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  • BIG GEE

    January 6, 2020

    The water looks a little cloudy. Toy furniture can't be very healthy for them.

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  • Joey Dyker

    January 6, 2020

    how does the octopus feel about crows?

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  • Verse Writer Joy

    January 7, 2020

    Beautifully presented video but I'd rather see him free in the oceon😥

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  • April the Cat Esquire

    January 7, 2020

    I've only watched a couple of your videos here and they are quite fascinating… However!! I would like to know if this data being gathered, is it being used or reported? Like in medical journals, except for animals?!
    In regards to the colour test, I see the red exciting the octopus as maybe like blood in the water? Where it sparks a 'hunting' or 'feeding' mentality? Kind of like how sharks all go nuts when they detect blood in the water? Just something I thought of… Oh and not to play the devil's advocate but for some reason I was under the impression that the plural of "Octopus" -is "Octopi"… I'm not sure but that sounds familiar "Octopi" – but meh! I could be wrong! It would be the first time!!!
    Thank you for these curious, fascinating videos…. Such an amazing creature, and to think… We look to outer space for aliens!!

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  • A B

    January 7, 2020

    UV light!

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  • Ira Silangit

    January 7, 2020

    He looks so yummy 🙂

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  • Southern Sight

    January 7, 2020

    Far Out.. I want to engage with you freaks… love the Octopi (correct plural).. and all that,…… but you have to admit that some, if not all, that you subject these "experiments" to is your Hegelian Dialectic. If "they" ever escape the tank… lights will turn seriously on for you.

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  • DhikaTM PLOKKI

    January 7, 2020

    I want to eat that octopus,, nyummm!!!

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  • Sarah DZ

    January 7, 2020

    حتى مخلوقات الله الرائعة لم تسلم من تفاهة البشر!!

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  • animal lives Matter

    January 7, 2020

    This is sad that beautiful octopus should be in the ocean not in captivity

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  • Rain Tree

    January 7, 2020

    Does the music play for the octopus or could they even hear music if they had exposure.

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  • Luc Praslan

    January 7, 2020

    I really think your background music should have been All I Want For Squidmas Is You.

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  • *Tracy Born Again Farm Girl

    January 8, 2020

    I’ve never thought an octopus was cute , until today 🙋🏻‍♀️ .

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  • Charles Boulet

    January 8, 2020

    Yellow made it hide. It didn't like that band of wavelength, sought shade from it…

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  • DisappointingPorn

    January 8, 2020

    Such a gorgeous little beastie💕

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  • litesronno1shome

    January 8, 2020

    Would someone please teach an octopus to Riverdance?

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  • Jimmy Hawkins

    January 8, 2020

    Poor thing having to b a test subject not getting to live free n the ocean

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  • Janelle honey-Badger

    January 8, 2020

    I would love your job.

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  • Manda 3D Projects

    January 8, 2020

    He is mating with the Christmas Tree

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  • Pandoralove

    January 8, 2020

    As I watch these videos of how interesting and intelligent these amazing creatures are, I've fallen in love with them.

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  • Dr. M. H.

    January 8, 2020

    Funny how scale changes something otherwise terrifying into something beautiful (ref. to vdo text "…big beautiful eyes" while the octopus swam under red light).

    I watch it swimming and see an extremely intelligent resourceful predator relentlessly exploring it's environment for prey.

    🤔🤔🤔

    (scale, as in if the vdo author were prey-sized s/he'd not think "_beautiful_" when beholding an octopus. 🤣😄)

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  • Hanny Hawkins

    January 8, 2020

    Ok, I know this is anthropormorphising, but he seemed frightened in the yellow light and downright distressed in the blue light – That light made me distressed b/c I could stop myself feeling he was begging to be let out of the blue light tank. Your new experiments will be fascinating. Who’s have guessed there’s be such pronounced different behaviour? Thank you/

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  • Don’t give A damn

    January 8, 2020

    I never thought an octopus would be this cute!

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  • Maximilian C

    January 8, 2020

    Make sure this Octopus does not find it’s way to a Chinese or Japanese restaurant!

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  • HandMade By Holly

    January 8, 2020

    Am I the only one disappointed that they didn't give him an actual working tiny Christmas tree with multi lights?

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  • chimi flipin changas

    January 8, 2020

    We have a very unique planet

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  • Alcyone Song

    January 9, 2020

    @zefrank this is how the octopus do

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  • Keith nunya

    January 9, 2020

    Not sure how I found this channel,but I'm glad I did! I love octopi ….they are so damn smart

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  • Bill Hrn

    January 9, 2020

    Color-changing fiber optic Christmas tree

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  • Bill Hrn

    January 9, 2020

    I love octopuses, but truthfully, I am a cuttlefish fan.

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  • Tamia Jhonson

    January 9, 2020

    Cool color affects an animal too 👍♥️ 😊.

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  • the Godfather _

    January 9, 2020

    Do you guys think he could be able to do sequences like hank the horse?

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  • Nick of All Trades

    January 9, 2020

    This is absolutely surreal.

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  • Seander

    January 9, 2020

    They loved the xmas tree and love several of the colors.

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  • Carla Clark

    January 9, 2020

    If you do this again with multiple octapi, it would be best to do each at same time of day or night and feeding schedule so those issues are not a factor (tired or hungry)

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  • Ably_Torch

    January 9, 2020

    Finally the sky bleeds red, our lord Cthulhu returned to spread his madness acrossed the land and free us from the subjection of these infantile mortals. They will rue the day they thought the… what is this garish color the sky has become… oh, I see now, my captors think if they give me hope of my lords return and then dash it away, they will break me. Ha… I laugh at their feeble attempts to break my faith.

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  • Amy McLean

    January 9, 2020

    I love the adorable vignette environment! So cozy!

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  • Polar 115

    January 9, 2020

    Sea food?

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  • Ricca Day

    January 9, 2020

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏✨!
    Now just don't teach them to drive!
    The stoplights would prove problematic, if this behavioral response is consistent, right?
    Lol!
    Much love to the octopi!
    Many thanks to, Manny!

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  • S Boloshis

    January 9, 2020

    Ok now set it free.
    I changed my mind, it seems they enjoy cooler colors. To me it seemed it was afraid in the red light. I want to see a hide and seek game with octopi.

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  • Lalalola

    January 9, 2020

    They seem spooked by yellow and green.

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  • Catherine Mendel

    January 9, 2020

    I have a theory….red may be how the sun could reflect in semi shallow water…, turning the octopus into hunting mode… Green may be what the octopus might translate as algae in the water, perhaps limiting his view, so he prefers to rest until it 'passes/settles'… Blue may be a sign of deeper water, where he might feel there could be more octopi around, thus behaves more social…and yellow may be translated in his mind the colour of very shallow sandy water, perhaps where a lagune meets the sea…so he would be extra careful to be noticed…thus going into hiding until the 'yellow' disappears…just a thought… That of course is provided he can see the whole range of these colours….

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  • dian Iron Feather

    January 9, 2020

    I would loved to have seen what he "thought" of colored twinkle lights on his Christmas tree.

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  • Truthseeker

    January 9, 2020

    They are such graceful fluid creatures. They are also very smart and can figure out puzzle boxes. With THAT being said i can't for the life of me understand how anyone can eat them.🤨☹☹😫😔❤❤

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  • RDL

    January 9, 2020

    I always figured that the plural of octopus was octopi.

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  • Robz Workz

    January 10, 2020

    Forget robots. Just extend the life expectancy of octopi and give them fish.

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  • Carl Edwards

    January 10, 2020

    2:29 OH NO IT'S CUTE!!

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  • Bryan Corts

    January 10, 2020

    Get him him some squid billies memorabilia in that tank! Love these experiments! Real classy stuff you guys are doing.

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  • Laura Graves

    January 10, 2020

    Yellow light: can you find the octopus? Me: no. Everytime I see a nature video with it right there, front and center, even telling me it's there, I DO NOT see it. It would kill me in the wild with it's venom and it's shrieking and it's talons. I am NEVER going to see the thing!!!!!! Thanks for reminding me. Also, octopuses are cute babies of love and joy and hotness. 😘

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  • Kenny Martin

    January 11, 2020

    Possibly a more interesting experiment would be to have a much larger tank with multiple zones of different lighting when you have say 5 in the tank and see how each reacts, where they go and if all do the same?

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  • Love of Sciences

    January 11, 2020

    How to survive the most unnatural small environment filled with toxic man made items.I would love to know how much plastic,glue, chemicals leached into the tank. Sometimes views are not everything… I love octopi they’re so beautiful and smart this was hard to watch 😔

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  • Samuel Atwood

    January 12, 2020

    what about black light?

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  • Brian Hensley

    January 12, 2020

    Poor thing.

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  • teahgurl

    January 12, 2020

    Y’all stress those poor octopus out 😭

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  • Tony Lang

    January 12, 2020

    Whats the toxicity factor to the water of all those cheap plastic items?

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  • MC Radrigan

    January 12, 2020

    Anyone else hoping to see the Christmas tree lit with different lights and a moving pattern?
    I wonder if he'd be attracted or freaked out by it. Maybe it could be a waterproof ball with Christmas lights inside.

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  • Sandra Carli

    January 12, 2020

    It looks like he is continuously trying to find a way to escape.

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  • jurassicgalaxy9

    January 12, 2020

    you should decorate the room the tank is in the same as his tank and then see how he changes the way he handles furniture according to what he sees humans do, sitting in chairs, picking up objects and placing them in certain areas, even eating at a table. I'd be curious to see if he starts to mimick human ways.

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  • Luis Cavalcanti

    January 13, 2020

    OMG. What a beautiful scenario you’ve done to him ❤️.
    Those testing you’re guys normally do are minimum comparing other channels. Even tho, they’re the maximum in creativity, interesting matters.
    Congrats. It’s always a pleasure check the news videos

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  • Penelope Perris

    January 13, 2020

    After watching some octopus videos they seem to be intelligent . They are beautiful as well. I'm starting to really enjoy these guys.

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  • Gail Lewis

    January 14, 2020

    I really like the cozy furniture and Christmas decorations you've set up.

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  • Team toobs

    January 15, 2020

    The music was so well chosen and made me laugh! Thanks for an intriguing and entertaining show!

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  • shantie ganga

    January 15, 2020

    why make animals do human things ? He is so beautiful and he has his own world. Unsubscribed.

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  • CMWASC

    January 16, 2020

    The wonderful works of God. Wow!

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  • DesertSessions93

    January 19, 2020

    Do they see color the same way we do?

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  • laughing Hawk

    January 21, 2020

    I seriously hope you are not hurting it's eyes when it reacts lethargically to whatever colored light.

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  • jf horton

    January 23, 2020

    I was wondering, since they're so intelligent, would he/she get lonely living alone?

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  • Terri Heisel

    January 26, 2020

    interesting for sure but i thought you meant actual light strings around the outside of the tank

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  • chairmanofrussia

    February 1, 2020

    2:14 When you on that good shit, chillin at the pad.

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  • mihiec

    February 3, 2020

    Amazing channel.
    Its lovely to see that interesting spices.

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  • Channel of Oxford

    February 9, 2020

    This octopus must be Santa, it makes so much sense, who else could climb up and down the chimney so well?

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  • Julia Snader

    February 12, 2020

    Maybe the octopus thought the yellow light meant a bad storm was coming

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