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Old 10-22-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Ok so I know this sounds stupid but I really think my fish can tell the difference between me and other people that come to visit. When I come to the tank they come right over and expect food obviously I prefer to believe its because they love me so let's just go with that. they do act more timid with other people though. Does anyone feel the same about their fish?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Yep happens to me as well they come up for food when im there if its someone they dont normally see they go hide sometimes haha
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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What kind of fish do u have that act like that? ....... Sorry about the random ..... But this app on my phone is not working well ever since I upgraded to iOS 6 and now it won't post unless I make it a certain length so I have to put it in.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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My African Cichlids all do it, its pretty awesome
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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My guys do it too...all of them some come up to my husband and most hide from my kids mine are all over my hands and arms when I'm cleaning tanks as well...I think it's pretty neat
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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So do u guys think they actually can tell the difference between people just from sight? I think mine can I think people underestimate these guys intelligence.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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My Platys don't seem to care if it's me or my husband, but my two dwarf gouramis will swim to the other side of the tank if my husband is near it. For me they come to the top and "click". Plus they will take food out of my hands and seem to cuddle my hands while I'm cleaning. lol it's almost like they are cats rubbing on my hands and arms.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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my africans act the same. they love me, but are timid around others.
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I've had some large new world cichlids react adversely to certain colors, for instance I had a male Parachromis managuensis that would bang the glass if I wore red, didn't matter if was a hat or t-shirt he'd go postal. Now these are larger more intelligent fish, I don't think you'll see that level of interaction with smaller cichlids. Another reason some of these fish are refered as "wet pets". But yes some fish can recognize who feeds them, rather than simple movement outside the tank.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:26 AM   #10
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Im the only one who feeds my africans so when i go to the tank they all crowd at the top. If my wife goes to the tank they act as if she isnt even there lol.
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