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Old 11-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #1 
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Do fish have taste buds?

I was curious, and I found this...

Fish have tastebuds, just like humans. Fish tastebuds have the ability to distinguish the difference between sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Tastebuds are inside the fish's mouth, on its tongue and on the outside of the body including fins. Fish that live on the bottom of the water, such as catfish, have tentacles coming off the head called barbels. Barbels also have tastebuds.

I am glad because the New Life Spectrum food stinks.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:27 PM   #2 
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I'd assume so. I mean, my fish like to eat certain things, and they don't like certain things. They spit out rocks, but not foods. Therefor they must be able to taste them.

Good question, though.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #3 
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I know wild catfish can taste with their skin supposedly too!
creepy lol but that's why I love them.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #4 
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Tastebuds are inside the fish's mouth, on its tongue and on the outside of the body including fins.

I am glad because the New Life Spectrum food stinks.
waaaaaaait !! for reals !! bettas have tongues ?!!

yea NLS food does stink especially the betta formula one @_@ but all my boys love it .. the NLS thera+a and NLS goldfish formula one's don't smell as bad ..
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:48 PM   #5 
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Lol =P The random questions...love them! IMO I'd think they do indeed have taste buds but TBH I have no clue :D
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:48 PM   #6 
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Its tongue isn't litterally outside its body, lol. You guize are funneiz. xDD
The rivets and holes in their face are sensory organs, much like a catfish. But because catfish don't have scales, they can sense food through their skin. Fish with scales have small pin-holes around their face that can sense food. :)
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #7 
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Haha!! Nice :P Oh hey it's you haha just sent you a msg :)
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:01 PM   #8 
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Yo! Just sent it back at ya! ;)
Yup yup. Fish don't actually have "tongues" per say...not like us at least. The bigger fish (mainly grouper, monk fish, angler fish, etc.) do have tongues, but it's used as lures for fish to eat. :P
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:31 PM   #9 
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lol!! Now I know why bettas are so picky.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #10 
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lol!! Now I know why bettas are so picky.
Yah! Me too :)
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