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No, they are not attached to their owners. If a fish is healthy, he is always hungry. In fact, in the wild they might eat more than twice a day. So he is merely conditioned to associate you with feeding.Heiditron3000 said:I’ve been thinking tonight (and maybe drinking)— do bettas (and all fish in general) associate us with more than food? Reason for this line of thought being I’ve done everything food related around them with my hands, so they would associate my fingers with food. But when I put my fingers up to the tank, it's nothing special. They maybe flare at it.
But when I put my face up to the glass, they swim right up to it and follow it if I move around.
If they make the connection that our fingers and faces are part of the same animal, then bettas are geniuses.