Tricky Goldfish

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Weird
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Comet, a common goldfish, performs cool tricks he learned using the R2 Fish School Training system.
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Male 730
gee, and to think we just feed comets to the bigger fish..
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Male 19
Research by the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth in 2003 demonstrated that goldfish have a memory-span of at least three months and can distinguish between different shapes, colors and sounds. They were trained to push a lever to earn a food reward; when the lever was fixed to work only for an hour a day, the fish soon learned to activate it at the correct time. - Wikipedia "gold fish"
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Female 263
sucks when you work that hard to train your fish....and then it dies two days later...
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Male 106
Many tasty fish today on iab, me hungry :)
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Female 128
Bettas are better. :P
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Male 1,024
silly.
i`d love to know who made this up.
bunch of stoners.
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Male 1,220
*ooom-dee-adda oom-dee-adda oom-dee-adda oom-dee-adda*
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Male 1,220
actually guys, the mythbusters proved that goldfish remember for way longer than 2, 3, or 5 seconds.
they taught them a trick and, about a week later, came back to the fish and they still remembered ow to do it
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Male 1,036
Fish forget after 3 seconds & another thing
Fish forget after 3 seconds & another thing
Fish forget after 3 seconds & another thing
Fish forget after 3 seconds & another thing
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Female 83
I am not impressed.
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Male 65
Ok, two goldfish myths that keep getting repeated by people who refuse to look things up themselves:

1. Goldfish have a 3 or 5 second memory. That sounds cool so let`s all repeat it, right? If you keep fish you would know that they remember a number of things. An easy one to spot is that they know that when you open the top to their tank they`re gonna get fed. There are many other examples.

2. Goldfish don`t live very long. The only reason that most goldfish die young is that their owners don`t look after them properly. Many fish live for several decades and the record age exceeds 40 years. Koi carp, from the same family as goldfish, can live beyong 200 years.

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Male 2,616
I can`t believe nobody has referenced the episode of Mythbusters where they prove that goldfish can be trained. Well, Adam`s just eat their own poop and die, but Jamie`s are able to be trained.
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Female 427
I could be wrong on this, but I heard they had a memory of about 3 minutes, and that`s why they don`t get bored going from one side of the tank to the other. But of course, I didn`t care to research it.
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Male 15
They don`t have to really remember it. It`s something called behavioral memory, or something like that. It`s the same way dogs do tricks. They know that if they do something, they`ll get something.
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Male 77
thats some fish.
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Female 15,763
AAAAH I WANT ONE!
Does it work on tadpoles? I have tadpoles...
Oh they`d probably become frogs before they learned the tricks... :[
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Female 306
It`s pretty cute.
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Male 254
THATS FREAKIN SWEET.
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Female 186
=D
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Female 657
AWR!
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Male 7,933
"Wrong. They are capable of remembering things to at least three months."
1. will they live to 3 months?
2. Fish have the worst attention span ever. They forget things they did 2 seconds ago
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Female 169
32$? u can Just Buy Some way better Looking Fish for that Price. Or Maybe even a Pet that wont Die after a Few weeks
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Male 788
No Way! haha
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Male 69
They probably just set the camera up and waited for the fish to do the tricks.
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Female 200
4 weeks to teach it and then in another 2 it`ll be dead

yay...

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Female 665
hahah that`s cool i mean i wouldn`t buy it... but it`s cool
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Female 110
....PHOTOSHOPPED
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Female 2,674
$32 to train a fish >_<
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Female 70
I`m still haunted by the time I walked into my little brother`s room where the fishtank was and all the fish were dead. I was no older than seven. :-(
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Male 444
well, it`ll probably take it 3 months to make it learn that trick.

and all you get for that hard work

3 months of one trick.
Goodie..

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Male 1,036
Canyou really train a fish? Their memory is about as long as my attention span, wich is 5 seconds.
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Male 140
...
It`s a fish...
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Male 194
But your fish is smarter then "you" rubored.
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Male 67
Cool. My fish is smarter than you fish.
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Male 1,620
Link: Tricky Goldfish [Rate Link] - Comet, a common goldfish, performs cool tricks he learned using the R2 Fish School Training system.
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