I can barely manage to train a dog
How on earth do you train a fish?
@Honaw Fierceclaw, I know how to tune a fish, but not train a fish
@spelcheck , how do you tune a fish?
@Honaw Fierceclaw, it's actually not that hard. I trained my betta to recognize colours. I put a green lego and a red lego in his tank, and he needs to touch the green one in order to get food. After a couple weeks, he guessed correctly on the first try almost every time, and now he makes a beeline straight for the green block the second both of them touch the water, and he ignores pretty much anything red. White is still neutral, so I gave him a ping pong ball to push around for fun, which he often does. It actually improves your fish's health a lot to give them a stimulating environment, even if that just means putting lots of plants and hides in their tanks, but more interactive things like ping pong balls are great too, especially for smaller tanks like the ones that bettas like.
Sorry for the long post, I just really like bettas and no one seems to take them seriously enough.
@Toxikyle, that is awesome!
Thanks for the info -]
@Toxikyle, i have a male betta too. He jumps for his food, likes to lay in my hand and every so often he gets in a bad mood and tries to rip a chunk of flesh out of my finger. Doesn't hurt but makes me jump. Bettas have so much personality
@Toxikyle, How did you initially train it to associate green with food?
@Toxikyle, I don’t even know what a betta is
@Warm Buttery Toast, I put the two legos in the tank and waited for him to go investigate. Most fish are naturally curious, so after he determined there was no threat, he began to nudge them and trying to interact with them. When he nudged the green one, I removed both legos and dropped some food into the tank. I did this every day at his usual feeding time, when he would normally be expecting food, and it didn't take him long to put two and two together.
@Toxikyle, That is really cool man, I hope someday when I get one I can do the same
@RollingInD1ck, They're a type of small predatory fish that are really popular as pets. They're really easy to take care of, and the males are really colorful and have big frilly fins. They're great beginner fish, since they like small tanks, so you can get everything you need to keep your little guy happy and healthy for less than $100.
@Toxikyle, that’s amazing
@Toxikyle, I used to breed them, they really are amazing
@Honaw Fierceclaw, if you look closely the beta focuses on the finger and when the finger goes up the fish then (because betas are aggressive fish) acts out in an attempt to catch the finger. I wouldnt say this is so much training as it is just a fish acting out aggressively and consistently failing or flailing, both work. I bet he was able to do it first time due to the fish nature rather than actually train it
@Toxikyle, I had a rescued Betta for 19 months until I accidently killed it two weeks ago trying to treat my tank. I'm still heart broken over it. It's amazing what big personalities such little animals can have. After killing Voldemort I bought another beautiful guy named Albus and his personality is completely different. I find it fascinating. I also have some snails in my tank and have discovered how amazing they are. I could easily have a tank full of snails just to stare at them all day.
Side note for others that Bettas like smaller environments but still prefer a couple of gallons. NO fish should ever live in a bowl, especially goldfish.
@Toxikyle, does your fish watch rick and morty?
Wierd looking dog
So did he get a sea lion to eat as a prize?