Growing up I’ve always heard that fish are dumb, they have a one second memory. But the in the last few years there seems to have been people out to prove people wrong. I watched a show that had a number of things being shown and one of them was that they trained their fish to react to color, thus dis-proving that fish have a one second memory, but then I have seen that a fish can now be trained to do tricks!!!
A doctor by the name Dr Pomerleau has trained his fish to shoot hoops, slip through a slalom and do the limbo.
With the correct tools and the basic promise of a food reward, fish can very quickly learn complex tricks.
There is mounting evidence that fish are more intelligent than people give them credit for.’ Dr Pomerleau, from Los Angeles, thinks anyone can train their fish using this technique.
People in the market for a dog might want to consider a fish instead.