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Old 06-29-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
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Do fish get bored?

JW..... I didn't really think this should go in the FW Gen section since it is kind of off the wall lol
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lol, I've wondered this too!!! like "are they happy? do they need more stuff to play with?" lol all they do is swim around it's gotta get monotonous!
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well if they're schoolers, and don't have any friends, they probably do. Otherwise, idk. Good questioin.
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My sixline doesn't I reckon. He goes over even square centimetre of rock every day looking for microverts and such. The clown and chromis probably do though.
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My puffer explores a lot, but I just wonder if he does get lonely in there. Granted he would probably fight with another one in there eventually, but in the wild they at least interact with other fish... I am really debating trying to get him a buddy
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I don't think so, fish have a memory of 2 seconds. It's like living for 2 seconds... How boring is that
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I don't think so, fish have a memory of 2 seconds. It's like living for 2 seconds... How boring is that
That's not true. Haven't you ever seen the guy that trained his goldfish to do tricks? My betta comes to the same spot every time to get fed, if he didn't remember anything past two seconds, that'd be impossible.
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That's not true. Haven't you ever seen the guy that trained his goldfish to do tricks? My betta comes to the same spot every time to get fed, if he didn't remember anything past two seconds, that'd be impossible.
There is a difference between memory and muscle memory. Muscles have a memory, if u let a fish do a thousand times the same trick the fish will keep doing it. But that does not give *a brain* to the fish.
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My puffer knows when I am around the tank too, he comes up to the glass and hangs out with me lol. He also knows when it's time to eat. What is muscle memory?
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My puffer knows when I am around the tank too, he comes up to the glass and hangs out with me lol. He also knows when it's time to eat. What is muscle memory?
Do you think when you need to raise your hand? You don't, you just do it (signal to the brain).
Same for the fish, they don't think a minute before eating, they just eat the food they see. And if they see something passing by they go looking. It's not they say "Hi, it's you again".

When they do a thousand times the same thing they get used to it. Fish can't think -> can't get bored. Only people can get bored. But they can get depressed.
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