Well, please don't become too distressed over it, HappyGirl. It is my experience that even without the special fishy decoder ring, our aquatic pets still find inventive ways to communicate with us, particularly when they are hungry. For example, they may do a strutting dance to impress us, or do this jaw thing up against the glass as if they are trying to bite the glass, or eyeball us in such a way that if we don't feed them immediately, we just know that we are going to be in serious trouble with them. I think mine even rely upon mental telepathy. They just stare at me through the glass, and I get the point. Sometimes I wonder who is the pet, and who is the master.