Smart Fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by tpasser2, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. tpasser2Valued MemberMember

    I was watching my Blue Paradise and Betta fish and thinking about what other fish are considered "smart". I know Cichlids have a lot of personality too. What is your favorite "smart" fish?

  2. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    The fish I have with the most personality/ bond with me

    My bettas
    Blood parrots
    Bolivian rams
    Clown pleco

    Other fish that tend to interact with me
    Kerri tetras

  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

  4. tpasser2Valued MemberMember

    Lol that's cool Jaysee. Never would have thought you could teach all of that to a fish.
  5. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I'd like to see a betta do that ;)

    Unfortunately, my goldfish are too big to do any of that stuff.....
  6. tpasser2Valued MemberMember

    Haha well maybe I'll need to start training mine :;juggle
  7. luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    I think its more that each fish is different. My angels will eat out of my hand. My Clown Knife only comes out when i stick my entire arm in the tank ( The only way to get him to eat). My pleco now sits on his algae wafer until the lights go out. My weather loaches will eat out of my hand and sometimes will actually play with my fingers.
  8. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I don't think eating from your hand constitutes being smart....
  9. tpasser2Valued MemberMember

    I like a fish with personality. I think those are the most worthwhile keeping.
  10. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Jaysee, bettas can do that however, they choose not to. Look at it from a Dog vs Cat perspective, dogs aim to please, cats aim to get what they want using as little effort as possible.
  11. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I'll believe it when I see it.
  12. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    I just need to convince mine that its good for the to go through the hoop.
  13. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Oh, I forgot to mention! My goldfish can talk! I just have to convince it to.... ;)
  14. tpasser2Valued MemberMember

    I bet it asks why it can't be a betta :p
  15. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Oh hardy har har. Your just hilarious -_- Your lucky im preoccupied with my strange little mystery fish(find the thread) to show you!!!XD
  16. tpasser2Valued MemberMember

    Haha I think I saw that. Maybe you can trait it to do tricks. It already disguised itself as a ghost shrimp pretty good apparently...
  17. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Oh yes, the little least goby(offical ID, thankyou RA) will be better then everyone!!!! MWAHAHAHA thats if i keep it.
  18. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    They go through hoops and limbo, see.

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  19. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

  20. JayseeFishlore LegendMember


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