Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-29-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
fearlessfisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 688
Okay, is this for real? Youtube video of smart goldfish

Youtube video of smart goldfish

__________________

__________________
joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
________________________________
55, 30, 30, 20, 10, and 10-gal. freshwater tropical tanks
fearlessfisch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
LandGhoti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Le Midwest
Posts: 935
Man, I can't tell! But after watching Ninja Warrior on G4, I think it very well could be for real!
__________________

__________________
29-gallon FW
1 yoyo loach, 2 polkadot loaches, 6 cherry barbs, 2 turquoise rainbows, 1 chinese algae eater, 2 harlequin rasboras; java fern, java moss, hornwort, Asian ambulia
LandGhoti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 10:31 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bs6749's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Paw Paw, MI
Posts: 2,493
I seriously doubt it. Mythbusters tested the myth that goldfish have enough memory to learn the pattern to swim through to get to food at the other end. They set up a simple test with dividers and tubes that the fish had to swim through to get to the next tube, etc and they could not do it. If they can't do a simple task such as that I highly doubt that they would be able to do what was just shown in the video clip.
__________________
bs6749 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 11:46 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
I dunno, I think it might be. I trained fish at work to know food comes when a feeding timer comes on (ie: the filters turn off, makes a loud noise) and they come up for food. So...maybe it's possible.
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 11:53 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
Now that is just silly....I have goldfish but they are dumb as a box of rocks....LOL Great video whether it is real or not!!! LOL
__________________
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 01:00 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,254
That's really cool.
__________________

theotheragentm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 03:11 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: perth australia
Posts: 1,599
http://www.fish-school.com/

Entirely possible.

Nuff said.

p.s. If I had a dollar for every time a thread like this came up, I'd have a lot more fish tanks.
__________________
Dimidiochromis compressiceps,
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia afra 'Cobue'
Pseudotropheus acei 'Msuli Point'
Aulunocara stuartgranti 'chipoka'
Labidochromis freibergi
Oreochromis mossambicus
Etroplus suratensis
DeFeKt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 10:58 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bs6749's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Paw Paw, MI
Posts: 2,493
But do you really think that the book or whatever it was was real DeFeKt? Maybe the the pictures are real, I don't doubt that, but how long did it take to get those pictures that made it look like the fish were actually performing those tricks. And just because a fish can perform these acts doesn't necessarily make it smart. I would only consider the fish to be smart if it could perform these tricks on demand nearly all of the time. Maybe it is the fish's behavior that causes it to perform these "tricks" and the fish is not really aware of what it is doing. Take for example the black ghost knife fish. If you place a piece of tubing in the tank the fish will eventually hide in it and swim through it. But is this really a trick? The fish feels more comfortable hiding out in the tubing and feels safer but is it smart simply because it goes through the tube? Maybe it is in a fish's nature to swim through tubes and hoops and maybe just the fish being "playful".
__________________
bs6749 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 07:38 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: perth australia
Posts: 1,599
Do a search for Fish school then.
At one stage the guy was on here and made a discussion about it.

Quote:
Take for example the black ghost knife fish. If you place a piece of tubing in the tank the fish will eventually hide in it and swim through it. But is this really a trick?
No, a BGK's instinct is to hide, hardly a good example.

Quote:
I would only consider the fish to be smart if it could perform these tricks on demand nearly all of the time.
See if you can find the thread, and numerous others like it.

EDIT: Just tried searching for it, and turned up to many results. Hopefully someone has a link to some of them.
__________________
Dimidiochromis compressiceps,
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia afra 'Cobue'
Pseudotropheus acei 'Msuli Point'
Aulunocara stuartgranti 'chipoka'
Labidochromis freibergi
Oreochromis mossambicus
Etroplus suratensis
DeFeKt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 07:59 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: perth australia
Posts: 1,599
Here you go:

oops wrong one

here:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...826&highlight=
__________________

__________________
Dimidiochromis compressiceps,
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia afra 'Cobue'
Pseudotropheus acei 'Msuli Point'
Aulunocara stuartgranti 'chipoka'
Labidochromis freibergi
Oreochromis mossambicus
Etroplus suratensis
DeFeKt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
goldfish, swimming

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Goldfish Chasing another Goldfish TurtleGirl Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 01-06-2010 04:13 AM
Goldfish problem - trouble swimming Satsumas Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12 09-07-2006 01:45 AM
How exciting, they're all swimming! FawnN Cichlid Discussion 10 01-15-2005 01:20 AM
Guppy not swimming brendan Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 01-08-2004 09:51 AM
Goldfish, I hate goldfish. Starfrog32 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 05-23-2003 02:06 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.