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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #25 on: 12/07/2004 20:24:24 »
I read a story to a salmon fillet in my fridge last night (it was quite chilly)...when I read it again just now, it showed no sign of remembering it !

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #26 on: 25/07/2004 12:22:44 »
my fish remember...normally very tame and would surface for food day or night, now completely spooked out by something - a heron I suspect (was relieved of about 20 fish 2 years ago (before the net!)
I suspect they only remember what they need for survival
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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #27 on: 12/08/2004 18:05:49 »
*listens to chris' interview of Krause* Holy crap, robotic goldfish!  It's a Red Dwarf episode come to life!  Seriously... who here remembers 'Future Echoes'?
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #28 on: 12/08/2004 21:46:01 »
RED DWARF !!..fantastic...got them on DVD..Future echoes ...excellent !!

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #29 on: 04/01/2005 16:13:02 »
Ah, but can you remember the name of those robot goldfish?  Without looking it up?  No cheating now!

Highlight after this to find out answer: Lennon & Macartney

I think that people are justifying to themselves about keeping goldfish in a small boring tank when they say that they (goldfish) only have a very short memory.

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #30 on: 06/01/2005 19:40:16 »
I gotta agree with Chris, and I can not quite believe that this knowledge actually makes it out of my head, but when I was at Berlin Free University, I had to do a practical called "wavelength discrimination in goldfish" (don't ask). And yes, they do have quite a good memory, and they even distinguish colours, and we found out because we couldn't do the testing (with a specifically built apparatus for the goldfish, for an operant conditioning type experiment - somebody should really look at the distribution of research funds) because the memory of the goldfish is too good, and they remembered what they had to do from the previous semester. So there! :)
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #31 on: 29/03/2005 01:28:15 »
The real question should be, who actually takes the time to test a fish's memory span -- this is one of the silliest topics I've ever heard.

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #32 on: 17/04/2005 10:57:59 »
Lennon and McCartney.
"My toof, my toof, I fink I broke my toof!"

My comets recognise me and always come to play when I go near the tank.  I have a deliberately sporadic feeding pattern but that does not seem to bother them.  I thought fish were stupid until I inherrited these two.  They are actually smarter than the cat...but that's not hard.


 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #33 on: 19/04/2005 17:21:37 »
Do you ever pretend to feed them, just to see what they do ?

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #34 on: 20/04/2005 00:00:40 »
I'd never tease anyone or anything with food.  Didn't you ever see the rolo add?
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #35 on: 20/04/2005 17:54:55 »
No, what happens ?

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #36 on: 22/04/2005 11:39:17 »
Rolo choc caramel sweets.  A young boy teases en elephant at a zoo with his pack of rolos.  Many years later he returns and the elephant gets his revenge.
Vague, I know. Sorry about that.

As for the fish, I suppose that would be one way to test the memory span;)
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #37 on: 16/07/2005 01:45:25 »
http://www.allowe.com/Humor/video.htm

Check this site out you might find your elephant story on it. :-)
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #38 on: 18/07/2005 07:44:31 »
Why thank you, Broca, that is exactly the advert I was referring to.
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #39 on: 24/07/2005 03:37:49 »
I used to go fishing and they seemed to learn very quickly not to take my bait.
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #40 on: 08/08/2005 05:45:17 »
I'm currently doing a uni assignment on fish memories, and all of the information I have found suggests that they do have very good memories and are capable of learning. A scientist called Ava Chase even taught her carp to distinguish between classical music and the blues!![:0]
newbielink:http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/moments/s1179348.htm [nonactive] Thats a link to an article which mentions Ava Chase and Culum Browns research, and also talks about fish recognising their owners. I'm convinced. The problem that I have is for my assignment I have to give evidence for both sodes of the argument and, unbelievable as it may seem, I cannot find a single scientist or piece of scientific writing that mentions fish having a short memory. The 3-second thing is a myth... but where did it come from?!?! All I can find is loads of evidence pointing in the other direction.
[?]Does anyone know of any books or internet sites or articles that argue that fish have a 3 second memory? [?]
 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #41 on: 01/01/2006 14:20:35 »
Maybe you're just an idiot (Tabatha), ever consider that? All topics have a purpose, a curiousity, without someone's interest, you'd never have anything you surround yourself with daily. Technology is amazing, but it is all a creation of the human mind- learn to appreciate. That goldfish may have nothing to do with anything you ever do in life, but then again, someone could strike a discovery that saves your life one day. Besides, if you're not interested, why are you responding?

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Originally posted by TabathaJo

The real question should be, who actually takes the time to test a fish's memory span -- this is one of the silliest topics I've ever heard.

Tabatha

 

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Re: Memory span of Goldfish.
« Reply #42 on: 01/01/2006 14:33:47 »
blooobbble bloooble glug blooble, anyone seen my tank? blooble blooooble glug
 

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