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Old 09-18-2013, 06:34 PM   #21
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I talk to my fish. And yeah, my fish all know feeding time! Especially when I feed frozen. They all know what the little cup means, and when I sit it on the glass top to thaw they all start circling under it like sharks.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #22
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I talk to my fish. And yeah, my fish all know feeding time! Especially when I feed frozen. They all know what the little cup means, and when I sit it on the glass top to thaw they all start circling under it like sharks.
Personally, I don't talk to mine but I don't think people who do are crazy or nerdy. Fish are very intelligent. Like Alyxx's, mine also know when it's feeding time. I do talk to my dog though. I swear someday she'll talk back, when no ones around to witness it of course
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:48 AM   #23
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Knowing when food is coming or where to hide isn't exactly intelligence to me...


And as for my award I was given.. Thanks I gladly accept it... One of the things I was taught in school was to give long and detailed explanations or what not of things... I do that all the time and personally I think that's more positive then negative..
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:01 AM   #24
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I like to say hi to my fish. But often find myself just staring at them. My mom likes to walk in at that moment and say "hey, are you spazzing?" lol
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:02 AM   #25
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Knowing when food is coming, combined with personality and knowing where to hide, plus staking out a territory takes brain matter, and that implies intelligence, IMO. Congrats for your detailed explanations and generalizations though...

I'll admit I'm a fish nerd, is that such a crime? :P I talk to my fish all the time, does that make me crazy? Nope. Pretty sure we're all sane people here, simply enjoying a hobby we have in common - in the way we prefer.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:45 AM   #26
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Knowing when food is coming or where to hide isn't exactly intelligence to me...


And as for my award I was given.. Thanks I gladly accept it... One of the things I was taught in school was to give long and detailed explanations or what not of things... I do that all the time and personally I think that's more positive then negative..
You realize you're generalizing and calling a bunch of people crazy and "loony", right? How can you possibly think that that is more positive than negative?
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When I enter my room my fish stop all activitie and watch me. I have to lay very still on my bed before the go about normal activitie. They only do this for me and my mom who are the only ones who normally feed them.

When I first started out. I always tapped the lid to let them know I was feeding them. They figured it out after two days. Now they know if I approache the tank they will be fed in the same spot I always do.

Someone made a comment about fish arnt smart if they know feeding times. My bala shark doesn't seem to have figured it out. He just swims and when he sees food he eats. He can't anticipate. Some of my fish are comfortable with me touching them. My pink gourami loves me. I thought about getting rid of him, but I found he has the best personality. O am surprised how intelligent he is.

I do talk to my fish but only grumbling when i am trying to clean the tank and they think its okay to surround my hands or try to chase them away from there territory.

I only hot into this hobby less than six months ago and I cant get enough.
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Yes (I talk to my fish and inverts)

If this was just a poll my answer is above, do not read further and waste your time, otherwise...

Talking to ones self is an excellent way to work through issues and problem solve.

Interesting how quickly one can criticize a topic point which is greatly a subjective one, not taking into account so many variables.

Thank you Spock! Talking to fish is highly illogical.

Talking to ones self or to a pet or fish isn't crazy. There are clinical definitions people can look up and study if interested, but in this moment, I bet most every one here is not.

Verbal communication is simply one method of communicating. My fish don't talk verbally, if I thought so, that would be "crazy".

But communication is not only verbal. Animals, including fish communicate very well. And have intelligence. Learning to read clues/body language of people and animals could make you arguably more intelligent (stretching a new part of your brain,) and skilled.

Some are not as quick to criticize a "gamer", or Bill Gates or Thomas Edison, or Marie Curie for being obsessed. People have different passions, gifts and interests.

Aren't we glad there are so many choices of how we like to spend our time, who or what we like to spend it with and who we want to talk to, especially here in the USA.

Synopsis - Talking to fish (and inverts) is part of the fun!
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Personally, I don't talk to mine but I don't think people who do are crazy or nerdy. Fish are very intelligent. Like Alyxx's, mine also know when it's feeding time. I do talk to my dog though. I swear someday she'll talk back, when no ones around to witness it of course
One time, one of my dogs did "talk back" and scared the crap out of my mom. She had just got home from work and one of the dogs was in the side part of the yard up by the driveway (we had the yard fenced all the way up to the front of the house.) And my mom was just getting stuff out of the car when she swore somebody said her name (Sharon.) She freaked out and snuck up to the fence to peek behind it and it was just the dog, who just kept chattering at her. This dog was a husky mix, and anyone who has had huskies know how they "talk". Oh, and one of my cats does seem to talk back. You will say something to her and she meows back.

And I agree that talking to your fish doesn't make you crazy, at least as long as you don't hear them answering. Personally, I have a bad short term memory and a short attention span, and I find talking to myself aloud helps keep me on track sometimes, and the habit carries over to talking to my fish.
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[QUOTE=Alyxx;2658622]One time, one of my dogs did "talk back" and scared the crap out of my mom. She had just got home from work and one of the dogs was in the side part of the yard up by the driveway (we had the yard fenced all the way up to the front of the house.) And my mom was just getting stuff out of the car when she swore somebody said her name (Sharon.) She freaked out and snuck up to the fence to peek behind it and it was just the dog, who just kept chattering at her. This dog was a husky mix, and anyone who has had huskies know how they "talk". Oh, and one of my cats does seem to talk back. You will say something to her and she meows back.


I have heard that happening before. My cat talks back, of course in meow though... My mom always said, when I was a kid..."Our cat comes from Hawaii... where do you live?" "Mowi," said the cat / aka Maui HAHAHA This was always a little confusing as the kitten had come from my grandma's farm in California also where I first met Guppies.
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