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Old 03-30-2004, 12:14 AM   #11
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I think I would be devastated when that fish finally went to the great barrier reef in the sky, it is very easy to assign human emotions to our fish, it's just not very realistic that they would "feel" in the same manner that we do.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:18 AM   #12
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I'll be really sad when he goes... and everyone I know will say that is silly...after all, it is just a fish, right?
But he's your fish.
We are an odd bunch. People can love their dogs/cats/birds like children, and we (for the most part) extend those feelings to our fish. 11 years is a long time to own any pet.
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:39 AM   #13
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Greetings,

IMO, if the fish appears healthy, active and is not hiding, it would imply happy or well-being, not so much happy as in jubilant.

However my percula clown often plays in the ph current, bobbing around back and forth, up and down for long periods of time (when he could swim elsewhere). This type of behavior does not seem natural or programmed, and would seemingly serve no purpose in the wild. It actually looks like play, like he's having fun. FWIW he appears happy as a result. My clarkii does not play, but does not appear unhappy.
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LOL!!! I'm so glad I ask this question..... I not only learned something about my fish. I've learned something about myself. Thanks guys!
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