Much of the behavior of the natural fish remains because much of the wild genetics remain. This is why goldfish will often spend much of its day sifting through substrate. It's just what is normal to them. It isn't possible to remove the instinctual behavior of the fish even though we change its appearance though selection of mutated fish.
all 'man made fish' as you put it weren't just cut out and stuck together with glue or made from a factory machine they came from REAL fish, fish that had preferences and a natural habitat. It's like saying because dogs have been bred a lot they're 'man made'Is it though? I thought goldfish were man made fish with no natural habitat?
You might have missed the point. A man made fish is not naturally found in the wild, so it technically doesn’t have a natural habitat. Don’t take my comment to heart, it’s not that deep.Alll 'man made fish' as you put it weren't just cut out and stuck together with glue or made from a factory machine they came from REAL fish, fish that had preferences and a natural habitat. It's like saying because dogs have been bred a lot they're 'man made'
Dogs still are social, intelligent and meat eaters just like the wolves they descend from. Man does interfere but that doesn't mean the animal isn't still an animal with 1000s of years of built up instincts in its heritage. Considering how long these animals have been around when you compare how long we've been breeding them to get desirable traits isn't enough to knock out they're 1000s of years of survival adaptation. You can put the fish in a tank but the tank can't take the fish out of a fish!
True, sorry! ignore my comments lolShe didn't miss your point I don't think. She was saying that even if the fish can't be found in the wild, they still retain most of their natural instincts. This is the same thing I was saying.
You tried to exploit a technicality that was irrelevant, that we already knew, and that really didn't add anything to the thread. I think that's why she replied in such a manner. I think she believes you were just trying to be a smart behind and weren't looking to help anybody. Lol I agree with her.