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Old 10-23-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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do fish get bored?


I was bored, found myself looking up "do fish get bored?" boy was i surprised.
I guess some think fish do get bored.
So if that is the case, how can we keep them less bored?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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Put a tv in front of the tank with river monsters playing


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Old 10-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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I've wondered that too. Do they have thoughts? Do they yearn to travel?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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haha too funny!

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:33 AM   #5
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i guess if they were farm raised they wouldn't be as bored, I guess it's like if you're raised in a small village away from civilization then that's all you'll know. and i guess if you compare the size of a lets say guppy in a 10 gallon, it's like us in a football field, in which then yes i'd be extremely bored, since im guessing everyone here would rather be keeping up with the kardashian than watch football.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:31 AM   #6
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my fish like football and river monsters
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My fish like This Old House ...haha too telling

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #8
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You have an animal (fish) that is capable of thought. In a natural state, it would constantly be on the look out for food, mates, and all sorts of danger. At the very least, there would be much stimuli in a natural setting.

In the book "when elephants weep" by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy, they give facts showing that fish can feel pain. If an animal can feel pain, it tries to get away from the source of the pain and it is able to learn to avoid pain.

Recently it has been discovered that some fish use tools to eat. This is further evidence that fish have higher thought. Animals with higher thought, are normally believed to possess the ability to become "bored". Check it out:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0928125412.htm

Fish are also capable of learning tricks, further argument of higher thought. Check it, it's real, I've trained some of my fish: http://r2fishschool.com/index.php

If an animal possess the ability of higher thought, can that animal become bored? When it pertains to fish, many will say "no". A few will say "yes". Until science proves that fish can be bored, you'll have to decide for yourself.
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i seen school's of fish, so there you go with higher learning. JK

"Fish are also capable of learning tricks, further argument of higher thought. Check it, it's real, I've trained some of my fish: http://r2fishschool.com/index.php"

that was a cool clips of fish tricks!

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Old 10-23-2012, 03:06 AM   #10
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I think they do . I feel if you feed them little at a time they stay busy rummaging for food throughout the day . I also like to rearrange certain tings in the tank to keep them stimulated . One of my fav things to watch is after I vacuum and stir up the gravel , my corys and barbs have a field day digging around for bts of stuff to eat ..... I mentioned this in another thread also , my cherry barbs playfully go after my pet laser lol
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I forgot to add this: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/wha...sh.html?page=1

Fish feel pain and have emotions? Oh my!
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I forgot to add this: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/wha...sh.html?page=1

Fish feel pain and have emotions? Oh my!
Thank you for that link. Excellent read.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #13
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I forgot to add this: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/wha...sh.html?page=1

Fish feel pain and have emotions? Oh my!
Love all the vegan plugs, rofl. Interesting read regardless. I still love me some sushi, though.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:52 AM   #14
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Not trying to "plug" anything. I could never be a full veggie eater. I eat fish and other animals. However, it is good to be aware of where the fish come from and how it is caught and cooked, for the sake of the animal you are eating and for your sake too.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #15
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My plecos held an underground racing club like fast and furious only slower. Also, I'm pretty sure several of my cardinal tetras have a drinking problem .
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