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Date: 06/20/07 02:10 AM

83 Responses to Goldfish Synchronized Swimming

  1. Profile photo of anthropology
    anthropology Female 30-39
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    June 19, 2007 at 9:57 pm
    Link: Goldfish Synchronized Swimming - Didn`t realize you could train goldfish.
  2. Profile photo of nerdpickle13
    nerdpickle13 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:15 am
    they`re just playing follow the leader any one can do that
  3. Profile photo of choccay
    choccay Female 30-39
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Wouldn`t believe it if I didn`t see it
  4. Profile photo of thanatos16
    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:20 am
    ja-yo cifu!
  5. Profile photo of oddstef
    oddstef Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:20 am
    haha that is so cool, i dont care if it is just follow the leader, it`s still cool
  6. Profile photo of theguyuknow
    theguyuknow Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:23 am
    pretty cool
  7. Profile photo of luvinangel03
    luvinangel03 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:26 am
    I tried doing this once with my goldfish and every time I rubbed my hand against the side of the tank the fish would follow it, but I could never get them to swim together- just swim away from the vibrations that the rubbing of the tank sent... hmmm
  8. Profile photo of funboy52
    funboy52 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:29 am
    I think this is sad... if my thinking is correct. They placed magnets in their stomachs and had a mechanism under the tank and "moved" the fish like that. I may be way off on this one, but I don`t think so.
  9. Profile photo of thanatos16
    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:34 am
    actually... i think you are right funboy. but it would have to be just strong enough to control where they swim without it making it look like they are being dragged on their bellies
  10. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:02 am
    Sadly goldfish have always been tortured. Just think of those tiny fish bowls people keep them in.
  11. Profile photo of GeneralPhyL
    GeneralPhyL Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:07 am
    Photoshopped.
  12. Profile photo of meganopoullu
    meganopoullu Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:11 am
    i`m not sure about the magnets, i remember an episode of mithbusters when they train goldfish to solve a "maze"
  13. Profile photo of vintagepizza
    vintagepizza Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:15 am
    Love it GeneralPhyL.

    I was always taught that goldfish had three second long memory spams. So they must just be following his hand. Or that crazy and sick magnet idea. Still cool to watch.

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    Aerfy Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:22 am
    WTF? Pretty funny.
  15. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:27 am
    O.o... how..?
  16. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:31 am
    I don`t usually say this but, that looked FAKE. Catch ma drift?
  17. Profile photo of x_dreamer
    x_dreamer Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:34 am
    Woahhh really weird.
  18. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:42 am
    Wow..
    `
    I think this is sad... if my thinking is correct. They placed magnets in their stomachs and had a mechanism under the tank and "moved" the fish like that. I may be way off on this one, but I don`t think so."

    Grab your tinfoil hats.

  19. Profile photo of cannibal151
    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:48 am
    they are dead fishes with magnets in there stomachs
    DUH :-/
  20. Profile photo of cannibal151
    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:50 am
    oh Ryan beat me to it
  21. Profile photo of I_like_quiz
    I_like_quiz Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:01 am
    In other news, people still suffer from world hunger...
  22. Profile photo of S_J_W
    S_J_W Male 18-29
    1465 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:22 am
    What the shirt!?
  23. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:41 am
    this is an old repost I think
  24. Profile photo of revoliver
    revoliver Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 5:04 am
    magnets maybe, but they don`t look dead to me.
  25. Profile photo of Tricky01
    Tricky01 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 5:07 am
    "I was always taught that goldfish had three second long memory spams."
    Bull.S.! http://ask.yahoo.com/20051129.html Whoever "taught" you needs re-educating.
  26. Profile photo of S_J_W
    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 5:18 am
    To the tortu- er… I mean, “re-educating” chambers!
  27. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 5:19 am
    ^^^^LoL fish are known in animal world for having social behaviours has well! Nemo came to disprove all that. Bunch of "movie learners" idiots.
    Anyway i would pay to see one of those guys grab a fish putting in a sushi plate and eat it live. The face of the owner would be priceless.
  28. Profile photo of RaginCooCah
    RaginCooCah Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 6:50 am
    i took a lot of time thinking through this and i have ruled out the magnets theory and the vibration theory, and then it occurred to me... THEY`RE CARNIVAL FISH!
    this sort of thing comes natural to them, der...

    too bad they probably died the next day though... shame

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    mikeyisred Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 8:51 am
    O.O amazing.

    i LOVE the music. XD

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    sharpieminix Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 9:25 am
    This reminds me of something Criss Angel would do for some reason.
  31. Profile photo of lestat221
    lestat221 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 10:21 am
    Criss Angel can suck my left nut! Go David Blaine!


    Eh I can`t believe I`m the first to say this, but is it any real surprise that an Asian is the trainer? I mean, who else (besides Chuck Norris of course... don`t yell at my patriotpappy) could fathom a reason to want to do this (or could)?

  32. Profile photo of aznsensayshn
    aznsensayshn Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 11:12 am
    why are there so many stereo types against asia and asians? meh.. well it was cool but boring to me.
  33. Profile photo of punkin11491
    punkin11491 Female 13-17
    43 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 11:23 am
    its not magnets you guys.. when he rubs the said of the tank ti sends vibrations and they move away from them. try it with your fish.
  34. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 11:52 am
    there are alot of asian posts lately....not that im against asians.....
  35. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 11:55 am
    And once again, Japanese television pwns our own.
  36. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    the water looked rather shallow..
  37. Profile photo of BabiiGirl93
    BabiiGirl93 Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm
    Anthropology wrote- Didnt realize you could train goldfish ............

    The Asians can do NEthing....thier magical in that way....

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    BabiiGirl93 Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    ^^^^^^^^^^o BTW No offence or NEthing...Just asking............WUtz up witur Picture?????wut is that suppose to be im confuzed and curious
  39. Profile photo of gnazzah
    gnazzah Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    Now how come they move without thrusting their fins? Hmm? Oh! Because they`re fake.

    Stupid fools.

  40. Profile photo of Dragonman15
    Dragonman15 Male 13-17
    52 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 12:42 pm
    niiiice
  41. Profile photo of ghost30507
    ghost30507 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 12:46 pm
    Babiigirl93

    Click on it. It looks creepy.

  42. Profile photo of risingflamez
    risingflamez Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    OMG BEASTLY!
    haha im gonna go buy goldfish and teach them to do this
  43. Profile photo of catlvr887
    catlvr887 Female 13-17
    533 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    that was Chinese. And the guy had a funny accent
  44. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 1:54 pm
    oooooo wow japanese can do anything!
  45. Profile photo of mzpoopy
    mzpoopy Female 13-17
    129 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    fish dont have a 3 second memory no more I alway knew that cuz my fish knew its name
  46. Profile photo of LleetLlama
    LleetLlama Male 18-29
    358 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:38 pm
    Once again, knew it was either a chinese dude or a japanese dude.. They always seem to have the most useless abilities or hobbies.
  47. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:42 pm
    LMFAO. That was cute, I remember doing this with my goldfish before she died.
  48. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    Goldfish are supposed to have a VERY short-term memorie. I wouldn`t be surprised if it had to do with magnets.

    OR

    The Japanese have done some crossbreeding with goldfish :-O. SUPA-SMART GOLDFISH with Asian powers @_@

  49. Profile photo of Moseberth
    Moseberth Female 13-17
    63 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:57 pm
    Haha that was pretty neat.
  50. Profile photo of alfront
    alfront Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:00 pm
    another stupid jap video
  51. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    trust the japanise to do it
  52. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1065 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:04 pm
    THAT IS SO COOL I WANT THEM
  53. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    That was staged, they have 3 second memories, Tricky01, don`t believe everything you see on the internet, also, you don`t have to remember something for an instinctive reaction to form despite what yahoo tells you...
  54. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    those arent goldfish
  55. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    ANYBODY SEEN THAT VID WITH THE TRAINED FLY?

    AND MY CAT FEASTED ON MY SISTER`S GOLDFISH

  56. Profile photo of laterforever
    laterforever Male 18-29
    22 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    lol.

    magnets? seriously?

    if you ever take intro to psych or study learning you`ll realize it just takes a bit of classical conditioning, like pavlov did with his salivating dogs. when you want a behavior to reoccur, like swimming in a certain direction with a certain hand movement, you just need to reward the bahvior with a positive reinforcement, like food.

    this is the same way they teach dolphines to flip or whatever.

  57. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    hmmm idk
  58. Profile photo of alknick
    alknick Female 18-29
    284 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    I don`t know. I can see training a goldfish to swim in certain directions at certain times, but four in perfect formation?
    Dolphins and dogs are a bit smarter than goldfish.

    And they are speaking Chinese, not Japanese.

  59. Profile photo of HoneyBaby62
    HoneyBaby62 Female 13-17
    273 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    They arn`t really smart they just know Japanese.
  60. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    pointless, but still clever!
  61. Profile photo of stumped4ever
    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    *300th post* .... that was quite cool actually
  62. Profile photo of carmalita565
    carmalita565 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    wonder how long it took to train them...
  63. Profile photo of denea
    denea Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    well we know who doesnt have a life
  64. Profile photo of absolutmofo
    absolutmofo Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 11:00 pm
    laterforever, if you are talking about reinforcement, then you could be talking about operant conditioning. Sorry, i just spent a semester at Uni learning that crap.

    Anyway, back to the topic of these goldfish: But why ??

  65. Profile photo of taha1
    taha1 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 12:05 am
    thats fudgein awsome yo
  66. Profile photo of IammeoramI
    IammeoramI Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 12:46 am
    Fake or not, if I could train animals to do this I would take over the world! }-) Or not.
  67. Profile photo of SuperStingra
    SuperStingra Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 1:20 am
    I don`t think that they were trained. Goldfish can only remember things that happened up to literally three seconds ago.
  68. Profile photo of Mansurus
    Mansurus Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 1:20 am
    I believe you guys are thinking of goldfish having three second long short-term memories - which isn`t that much different than a human`s (seven seconds or so?)

    Short-term memory does not equal what connotation "memory" has.

  69. Profile photo of Hecathe
    Hecathe Female 30-39
    44 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 5:02 am
    Fish are smarter than we think - humans have a bad habit of underestimating nature....
  70. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
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    June 21, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    Cruelty to feeeesh!
  71. Profile photo of evilempress1
    evilempress1 Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 7:10 pm
    super-goldfish?
  72. Profile photo of messedup
    messedup Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    On 6/20/2007 3:07:44 AM GeneralPhyL wrote: Photoshopped.
    haha!
    That`s f*cking hilarious.
  73. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 10:44 pm
    no way. that`s too crazy. crazy awesome.
  74. Profile photo of Luke013
    Luke013 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    meganopoullu,

    You spell myth with a Y, not a I.

  75. Profile photo of Toolchick101
    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 1:15 am
    You know, it could be magnets, but probably not.

    Of course, they do tatoo fish. They really do--you can get livebearers (mollys, platys, etc) with hearts and stuff (like initials) tattooed on them....shortens their lifespan by a ton though.

  76. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    Cool fish!
  77. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 7:19 pm
    I would like to see Goldfish synchronize Asians.
  78. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 8:03 pm
    WOW GUYS SOME FISH IN CHINA(?) ARE SWIMMING AROUND IN CIRCLES!!! IN UNISON!! LETS RECORD THE VIDEO OF IT AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE SEES IT.

    BECAUSE IT`S THAT AMAZING. AND INTERESTING.

  79. Profile photo of aznsensayshn
    aznsensayshn Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    goldfish dont have three second long memory spans, they have three second long attention spans.
  80. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2007 at 1:26 am
    WOW GUYS SOME FISH IN CHINA(?) ARE SWIMMING AROUND IN CIRCLES!!! IN UNISON!! LETS RECORD THE VIDEO OF IT AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE SEES IT.

    BECAUSE IT`S THAT AMAZING. AND INTERESTING.

  81. Profile photo of laterforever
    laterforever Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2007 at 4:07 am
    absolutmofo,

    you`re right! operant conditioning/shaping. my bad.

    either way, the whole magnet thing was just stupid.

  82. Profile photo of IceWater
    IceWater Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2007 at 4:59 am
    ? Only in japan.
  83. Profile photo of knup48
    knup48 Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2007 at 12:16 am
    Why is it always those crazy asians training useless animals?

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