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Nicole
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Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« on: February 28, 2010, 06:59:00 PM »

It seems my fish are always doing something intelligent/cute which I did not ever expect to see.
I've been cooking chocolate brownies, and now my entire apartment smells like them, which is very nice.  Apparantly, the fish seem to think so, too, because since the brownie smell got strong, they started doing their "yum yum feed us please!" dance.  I can certainly believe that they can "taste" the smell (can they?) at the surface.  I keep telling them that they're not going to get any brownies, but they don't listen, as usual. Wink
Has this happened to anyone else?
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Katarine
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 07:23:21 PM »

I always eat in front of my fishes, and generally as a rule if I have somethign I think they can eat, I'll cut off just a teeny bit of the food I have. Mostly its been just carrots, cause Tiger (and now Sonorus) likes them. May try some softened apple or orange, to get some vitamins in their diet. Of course I feed them peas twice a week, which Sonorus wont touch. lol
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 05:04:55 AM »

Fish should be able to smell it with their noses, just like any animal Wink So maybe they do want a little bite of your brownies (: How cute!
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 03:36:25 AM »

As you know our Humphrey and Hepsiba are always the side of the tank where we are. Being in the kitchen they seem to comment on what I am preparing to eat, like "those hot croissant with cheese look yummy" or " how does baguette with garlic, camembert and honey taste" or " that stew with PEAS looks nice, can we have some?"

But the best thing I noticed yesterday was that they wiggled in one corner of the tank facing towards the bathroom where they just could see me blowdrying my hair. This was at least 4 m away. Anyway I started to wave back at them and the more I did it, the more they wiggled their whole body.
Humphrey swam away a few times thinking "... womens stuff..." but he returned to check because Hepsiba just stayed there wiggel, wiggel, wiggel, LOL  GrinCheesyCheesy,
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 09:31:28 PM »

awww... My fish are JUST starting to recognise my voice, so thats always a bonus. Cant wait to get them outta that st*pid little ten gallon and back in their twenty gallon. I think theyd like that. Tongue I love you fishes behaiviour Hanna, so cute Tongue
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 01:39:38 PM »

i must say my fish are just so funny at times. my tank is in my room so when i get up in the morning their light is off so as soon as i push back the covers all of them dive to the surface as if to say "foooooooood" haha and the best bit is, when im sitting and getting ready for work in front of the mirror i can see them in the reflection and as soon as i turn around they all start going mental and wiggling loads! gota love 'em!
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 10:34:21 PM »

Yes, ours did something funny again!
My husband came back from shopping, and the fishies were swimming after him as he walked past the tank, eyeing his purchase enviously.  They obviously wanted what he was holding, and wanted it bad!
What was this mystery item?
Food?
A plant?
No...a pair of socks!!!  Grin
Yeah, that's about the last thing they need...
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 07:20:37 AM »

Maybe they got cold fins and wanted sth to keep them warm  Cheesy

Ours are eyeing every bag I put on the kitchen bench or every food plate or cup or glass with wine or beer.
I let them look at it, hold it up to the tank and they eye, eye, eye
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 10:50:37 AM »

my fish arent a big fan of people food! lol but if I'm holding a tubifex worm cube so help me if I dont put it in right away~! Tiger comes wiggling up to the glass, begging, yes BEGGING for me to put it in sometimes XD
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 03:41:57 AM »

I have my fish in a smaller room with the washing machine at home for now, and that's a big pain for me... I NEED to be able to snuggle with my fish anytime, and having them next to the couch is simply... needed :'c
I love when they stare at everything I do, and when I can respond somehow and just talk to them c: Besides, I'm kinda' shy to snuggle with my fish in front of my parents since I am used to talk to them fish in English xD
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 03:50:27 AM »

When we came home today one of the Elodea was completely dug out, floating on the top... and it still is...
I put a cube of bloodworms in, they just ignored it and started to play with each other.
And I called them and whistled to show them their new food. Anyway, now after about 30 min no visible bloodworm.

They are in their wiggle and destroy and play mood today, bloodworms seemed to be secondary,  Cheesy
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 04:03:39 AM »

Same with my dudes! I changed the water this Wednesday I think, and yesterday already they had dug up the anubias, EVEN if I weighted it down with a rock! D8
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2010, 12:41:32 PM »

awe man. Im so worried if I get plants Tiger will eat them all! I see him trying to nibble the fake plants!!! lol and Sonorus is a bit of a digger, she likes to move the rocks around. Theyre gonna work together to make me buy more plants.... maybe theyre trying to tell us something? maybe "I dont like this plant, get a prettier one?"
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2010, 01:15:41 PM »

No I think it's more like "yum this fresh "salad is delicious" Wink
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2010, 01:25:37 PM »

yea they love greens, dont they? lol
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2010, 05:21:23 PM »

They do!  We have two nibbled down to nubs, and one that they chew at all the time.  Spot perfers the stems, Sunshine digs up the roots, and Izzy and Stripe eat the leaves (and the bits of food that fall on them!).
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2010, 09:23:22 PM »

okay so lets see how this sword plant holds up. So far so good, they dont seem to be nibbling...yet!!
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2010, 04:10:42 AM »

NOT YET, but maybe later, LOL

no green plant safe with Hump and Hep, lol
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2010, 11:37:16 AM »

well so far they are leaving it alone, its thriving nicely, no nibbling, no uprooting, and yea. Fed them tubeifex worms, and then mixed foods together to make more food for them Smiley
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2010, 02:39:18 PM »

Kat: They'll totally eat it once they get taste for it Wink I had my hopes about one of my smaller plants but... after two months and my fish were bigger and more used to the environment, there was nothing left but the stems and some small floating pieces of leaves xD
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2010, 04:30:11 AM »

I put the Elodea back today, you won't believe it from the other one which I stuch into that rockhole there are already 3 pieces floating arround.... Grin  they are maniacs with plants, lol
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2010, 12:51:17 PM »

well I noticed Tiger 'sniffing' and Sonorus pokes at the roots once in a while, but no floating pieces, no nibble marks. just a plant, plain and simple. and for the most part they leave it alone:)
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2010, 01:27:34 PM »

Probably wondering who the new green dude is hanging around thier home and why he isn't very social!  Cheesy Grin Wink
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2010, 02:30:29 PM »

ll oh probably... silly fish.. they keep me in eyes sight.. "food? food? food?" lol I always tell them "its not suppertime yet. not even close! and dont you eat that plant either!" lol I think I got a bunch of domesticated fish. Smiley
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2010, 02:58:34 PM »

There is one plant we get at the pet store, I have no idea what it is really called, but we call it "fish-nip".  It's thin, light green, and kind of ferny-looking.  As soon as we get it out of the tube and plant it in the gravel, they've pulled it up and are munching.  Five minutes later, at least one plant is stripped bare and there are leaves floating everywhere.  None of those plants lasts more than three days, so we just give it to them as an entertaining snack. Smiley
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 03:02:32 PM »

Maybe it's Hornwort? Looks like this: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2010, 05:08:21 PM »

Possibly it IS hornworth. It was the first plant I had for ours in the small 5 l tank. When we moved them into the 34 l there was only small pieces left and they nibbled it away in a few days  Grin
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2010, 10:39:27 PM »

Had to post this little list about why goldfish make great pets...although I disagree with #29. Wink
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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2010, 03:51:25 AM »

Hey Nicole, this is ROFLMAO  Grin...... naaaaaaaaah sure they don't pee on the carpet..... but I did reading this...LOL... joking Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

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Re: Silly Fishies Do Cute Things
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2010, 07:10:46 AM »

Lol, goldfish propaganda d: I have lots of it in that book about fancy goldfish! xD
But it's all true! O_O Goldfish are such wonderful pets Smiley
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