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Old 11-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Do fish recognize you?

Do you think the fish you own actually recognize you as "their person". I'm not sure how to explain what I mean, but I think my fish do recognize me. Whenever I am in the room, they swim to the side of the tank that I'm closest to and watch me but they ignore everyone else. I know this is random but I'm sitting beside my fish tank and they are watching me so it got me thinking. Please don't criticize me, thanks, lol.
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Do you think the fish you own actually recognize you as "their person". I'm not sure how to explain what I mean, but I think my fish do recognize me. Whenever I am in the room, they swim to the side of the tank that I'm closest to and watch me but they ignore everyone else. I know this is random but I'm sitting beside my fish tank and they are watching me so it got me thinking. Please don't criticize me, thanks, lol.
I'm not sure, I think they recognize that people=food and they get excited. I'm not sure why they only get excited for you, that's odd. Maybe they do remember you
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I'm not sure, I think they recognize that people=food and they get excited. I'm not sure why they only get excited for you, that's odd. Maybe they do remember you
Ya, that's why it got me thinking.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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I think they do.

My tanks are in the basement, when I go down there they come to the front of the tank or too the top (for food).

When my 2 year old son is with me(who likes to hit the glass ) they hide in the back of the tank.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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I think they do. When I walk in they freak out splash water everywhere, if some else walks in they don't get excited at all if I walk in with multiple people the all hide its kinda funny
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I would say so. Every time I walk in they all get excited and surface or come to the glass. Even my catfish surface upsidedown sometimes. Anyone else and they will hide..
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YES. No doubt about it. It's beautiful ain't it!
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I think one of mine likes to get my attention he randomly jumps in his tank he is a Betta
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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My cichlids definitely recognize me. They have no issues being out and around when I am around but as soon as someone else comes into my house they all dart for their caves.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #10
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Ya, the fish that recognize me are my two male guppies.
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