Friday, May 4, 2012

Siani the Trained Shanny

Hey Fish School fan!  Here is a really impressive example of how wide a range of fish can be trained with the R2 Fish School training kit. Check out these videos of Tim Menai's fish named Siani swimming through the hoop. Siani is a shanny (also called a "common blenny", scientific name Lipophrys pholis). 

What makes Siani's progress most interesting for me is that she is a bottom-dwelling saltwater fish, making it especially challenging for her. Check out how she perches on the edge of the hoop before swimming through. Very cool!  Tim says he and Siani are working on the fetch trick next. We can't wait to see it!

If anyone else has videos of their fish doing tricks, please send them to me and I'll post about it.