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Offline bezoar

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Do Fish Fart?
« on: 03/07/2004 15:03:52 »
Got this question from the grandson and I have no idea.  I have never seen any unexplained bubbles floating to the top of my tank.  The only bubbles I've ever seen come from their mouths.  So, do they burp, but not fart?
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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #1 on: 03/07/2004 17:58:02 »
LOL...excellent question Nancy......there is a way to find out if worms fart, and that is to place them in a bowl of flour and wait for the puff !!! :D

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #2 on: 03/07/2004 19:47:44 »
well, they poo, so the mechanism must be there! never seen those bubbles either though.
 

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #3 on: 04/07/2004 06:46:18 »
quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

Got this question from the grandson and I have no idea.  I have never seen any unexplained bubbles floating to the top of my tank.  The only bubbles I've ever seen come from their mouths.  So, do they burp, but not fart?



if they did, can you imagine the explosion if a whale let off a pump!! [xx(]
 

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #4 on: 04/07/2004 06:48:29 »
On a sensible note, here's something for you:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994343
 

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #5 on: 04/07/2004 13:05:57 »
Now that is a great link.....a perfect example of 'The naked Scientists' in action...thanks Rich.

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #6 on: 04/07/2004 22:02:59 »
So there you have it.  Not only do they fart, but I got to hear it as well.  Amazing.
 

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #7 on: 05/07/2004 02:04:48 »
We covered this story about FaRTs (fast repetitive ticks) in herring for the radio show :

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/shows/2004.01.18.htm#sharks

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #8 on: 05/07/2004 04:28:01 »
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Originally posted by chris

We covered this story about FaRTs (fast repetitive ticks) in herring for the radio show :

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/shows/2004.01.18.htm#sharks

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even better!!!
 

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #9 on: 07/07/2004 04:44:43 »
YES!  I've actually seen a fish fart!  It was a little goldfish, and it pooted little bubbles out the correct end for that sort of thing.

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #10 on: 10/07/2004 03:50:41 »
Did you make a wish? lol If i was a fish and wanted to squeeze out a sly one, i'd head into the corner where the oxygenator is and then noone would know... ;o)
 

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #11 on: 10/07/2004 13:31:46 »
quote:
Originally posted by tweener

YES!  I've actually seen a fish fart!  It was a little goldfish, and it pooted little bubbles out the correct end for that sort of thing.

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Did it smell fishy ?:)

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Re: Do Fish Fart?
« Reply #12 on: 11/07/2004 03:43:15 »
I didn't make a wish, and it was so small, I don't think it smelled at all.  It was quite unusual though.

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