Monday, February 18, 2008

Fish Training Down Under

Here is a new article that won't surprise loyal readers of the Fish School Forum, but is worth checking out nonetheless.

It is about a 15 year-old Australian lad who trained his goldfish to swim to a 'beacon' (object) in the tank for food. The fish remembered the behavior after six days without training, once again busting the '3 second memory' myth - if it hadn't been busted enough already! He said:

"My experiments showed that goldfish have the mental capabilities to learn and remember fairly complex concepts and they can retain that knowledge for at least a number of days."
Fish training makes a great science project, but he and other students will be get a lot further, and teach fish a lot cooler tricks, if they use the soon-to-be-available the R2 Fish School Training Kit. We promise it won't be long now!

--Dean

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