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Tricky Goldfish

Hits: 8550 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Weird | Added by: eugenius
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randyintwin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 358 Posts
Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:04:20 PM
gee, and to think we just feed comets to the bigger fish..

brokenedge
Male, 18-29, Western US
 19 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:03:45 PM
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"

Acatinahat
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 266 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:08:25 PM
sucks when you work that hard to train your fish....and then it dies two days later...

ydoom
Male, 18-29, Europe
 103 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 11:09:24 AM
Many tasty fish today on iab, me hungry :)

EmilyRose82
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 128 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8:27:57 AM
Bettas are better. :P

jetmark
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1029 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 7:03:44 AM
silly.
i'd love to know who made this up.
bunch of stoners.

smartbomb314
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:50:29 AM
*ooom-dee-adda oom-dee-adda oom-dee-adda oom-dee-adda*

smartbomb314
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:49:52 AM
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

richoricho
Male, 40-49, Australia
 1043 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:41:08 AM
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

heresrobo
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 84 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:33:35 AM
I am not impressed.

Mossoi
Male, 18-29, Europe
 66 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:48:03 AM
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.


AKappy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2607 Posts
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:54:05 AM
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.

KindlyKat
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 428 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:20:19 PM
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.

r143jc
Male, 13-17, Western US
 15 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:56:40 PM
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.

wangomango
Male, 18-29, Western US
 78 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:55:06 PM
thats some fish.

opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:18:45 PM
AAAAH I WANT ONE!
Does it work on tadpoles? I have tadpoles...
Oh they'd probably become frogs before they learned the tricks... :[

Evanesia
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 307 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:17:21 PM
It's pretty cute.

kiddo
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 542 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:41:01 PM
THATS FREAKIN SWEET.

DeSheaaaaa
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 190 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:25:44 PM
=D

ThursdayLark
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 663 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:17:26 PM
AWR!

primetimekin
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 8111 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:15:40 PM
"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

Miss__Murder
Female, 18-29, Canada
 168 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:13:43 PM
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

DeeCache
Male, 18-29, Canada
 835 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:10:37 PM
No Way! haha

thrash56
Male, 18-29, Western US
 69 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:40:42 PM
They probably just set the camera up and waited for the fish to do the tricks.

crashgirl88
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 200 Posts
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:27:00 PM
4 weeks to teach it and then in another 2 it'll be dead

yay...


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