Originally Posted by logansmomma1228
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.