Can fish feel?

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  1. Jayceew

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    Saw this article today and it's quite interesting, I'm not an expert so can't comment on the scientific part of the article, I can however state that from what I've seen, most fish are relatively clever.

    I reckon my Tomato clown is smarter than a lot of people I work with!

    Here's the link: http://paws.24.com/do-fish-feel/
     
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    if a fish had hands it could feel i bet :thumbup:
     
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    Definately more clever than most people give them credit for.
    I know when I was younger we always got told something about how fish have such a short memory.
    If I put my hand or anything in the tank my clownfish attack it but if I put the net in they dissapear, They know what the net is for.:lol:
     
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    Yes they do, not emotion, but feel, they scared, suffer when sick. They can feel vibration in the water. They very smart. First time catching them maybe easy, second time not so lucky. Look the fish in our tanks they know when is feeding time. You may have one clown in your tank for 4 month and ad other one. They know there own species. Fish not standing in front of a mirror to see how they look like. Know when there is danger. This is just my opinion.
     
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    Lol, fish are smart!!! Back when i was keeping freshwater oscar fish... They were probably smarter than most of my dogs were... They could recognize me when i walked into the room, & immediately start getting exited & splasing at the surface.
    But when someone else walked into the room, they would just continue with their normal swimming.
     
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    @Visser Oscars are considered to be the second smartest freshwater fish next to the elephant nose which is the smartest. had them all too. :thumbup:
     
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    Yip, they are definitely smart! I haven't had elephant noses, but the oscars were definitely very smart fish!
     
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    elephant nose is a bit of a sensitive fish. had a hard time with it at the start but it soon got use to me and started eating like it was suppose to. soon afterwards i shut down the tank though and started with marines
     
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    Also went through the Oscar phase, will agree they are smart. My current Tomato clown I reckon is definately the smartest fish I've had. We call it the "Evil Clown" at home.

    If I stick any new corals to rocks, she breaks them off. If I place a piece of liverock where it does not suit her, she rolls it away. I've seen her push around huge pieces of liverock.

    So now if I change any scaping it's only a rough idea, the clown does the final placements for me!
     
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    i agree with the Oscars - i have a nice big one named "oscar" :tt2: i know how original right! when i walk in the front door he comes to that corner of the tank and follows me around as the tank is in the middle of a room so you can see through both sides. when i feed him he jumps up and wets me.. only me never any one else, and he also lets me touch him as well LOL..

    yes ... im a fish nut - not only do i have the marines but the fresh water too :blush:

    oscar.jpg
     
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    lol
     
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    @yuma girl that is one gr8 looking Oscar. beautiful colors. do you give him some ox heart every now and then?
     
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    @the fish - i give him pellets, blood worm and peas.. haven't tried the ox heart yet. will give it a try .. he LOVES to eat - he was about 3 cm when we got him in October and look at him now! LOL
     
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    Stunning oscar you have there! LOL, yeah, you really look like a fishy addict...
     
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    :blush: thx - i try :lol:
     
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    @yuma girl should try the ox heart. they love it and brings out the color even more. also if you dont mind cutting up a heart into small chunks lol.
     
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    Now I miss my Oscars.I raised mine from babies when they are black and white.I learned mine to eat out of my hand and my hand only and you can ask @the fish he will tell you that they will not eat out of anybody else's hand. He tried to feed them by hand and my father no luck.I take the ox heart out of their hand put my hand inside the tank and gone....,
     
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    its true.
     
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    thats what mine does with the blood worms.. he only eats out of my hand, and nips my fingers. if my hubby feeds him, he waits for him to drop the food in the water.. clever little bugger...

    will try some ox heart tonight see how he likes it.

    BTW - he shares a tank with 3 angel fish ( had for 2 yrs now and got them when they were size of a 50 c piece - now about 8 - 10 cm each) a rope fish and a pleco..
     
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