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Old 06-25-2009, 09:15 PM   #21
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DizzCat, don't feel that you are alone in talking to your fish. I likewise talk to mine all the time. What would be worrisome is if they started talking back!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:12 PM   #22
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Ever wonder what they would say? Would we be praised or be in deep trouble? LOL
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:57 AM   #23
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it makes you wonder if they'd praise us or have a right go, especially if they can hear my hubby teasing that he's going to put lemon juice in the tank to marinade them!! That's next on my to-do list though, learn to speak fish! do you suppose each species would have it's own dialect?

they definately can hear you, that's no myth. They react to my husband because his voice is quite deep and bassy.
ever listened to someone talking to you whilst you've had your head in the bath water? not to mention there's the old fisherman's fave "quiet, or you'll scare the fish!"
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:26 AM   #24
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Ever wonder what they would say? Would we be praised or be in deep trouble? LOL
"Why are you feeding us pellets that have been in the refrigerator for two years?!"

"Hey! Human! It's after 9 PM! Turn the lights down!"

"Stop messing with the rocks! I liked my cave just the way it was!"

"I want more women in here! Get rid of these other dudes!"

"Get off your lazy butt and give us a water change!"

"Haven't you ever heard of over-population? You're really pushing it, buddy!"

My gosh! At least brush your teeth if you're going to stare at us like that!"

"No! I don't like hard rock music! Put on some classical! Jeesh!"

"One degree hotter in here and we're all dead! Don't you care?!"
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:06 AM   #25
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"My gosh...When I asked for a harem, I thought you'd do better than this! Are your females as ugly as mine?!"
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:07 AM   #26
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"Please clean the algae off of the glass! I'm really starting to get claustrophobic in here!"
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Here's another one:

Papa mbuna to his fry:

"Hey kids! Come and see what we've got trapped on the other side of this glass!"

Fry:

Ooh, paps! That's ugly! Is it dangerous?!
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lol. but that would be so cool if our fish could talk .its just that most of them are probally annoying so you need sound proof glass
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I definitely agree. My oscars not only know when it's me, but my albino specifically likes my wife. They will all hide behind the rocks and sulk when any of my neighbors, or particularly neighbor kids, come to look at them. It took my red tail cat more than a week to be comfortable coming out of his cave when I was watching (I have a chair set about 5' away)...Initially I could only watch him from the staircase about 40' away.

They also know the difference between feeding and water changing time. When I feed them I just lift the front of the lid and when I do water changes I take the lid off. If I lift the lid they'll all rise to the surface and wait for their pellets/crickets/minnows and if I'm not fast enough with their food sometimes my fingers too!

As to sound, it's hard to say how well they can hear, but I like the analogy of someone talking to you while your head is under water in the tub. They definitely feel the reverberations and can distinguish different voices/sounds/patterns. When fishing as a kid in crystal clear Colorado rivers and ponds, we'd always low crawl to the edge of the water and be sure not to make a single sound - not only could the trout see you coming but they could hear your footsteps and voice as well!
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Hello OmniTranz. Thanks for the interesting post. The general consensus here definitely seems to be that our fish can see us, and to some degree understand our actions, and possibly hear us as well. I am not too sure of the latter point yet, as I haven't personally experimented with it yet.
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