Do you think betta's are smart or not? I think they are intelligent. For example, Pepsi first started to jump for food, and now Bambi is jumping for food.
Exactly. They're much smarter than the mainstream thought but again no where near higher intelligence.Most fish will recognize their handler as a food source. I've never had a fish that didn't. Even the tetra. Don't get me wrong; fish are a lot more intelligent than most people give them credit, but they are far from Eisensteins.
That is true , but i think they have some emotion because when they see a bloodworm........you know that lookEh, I don't want to burst bubbles but... they're not that smart. For their size, yes. But they are not super intelligent.
They come to the tank front because they see you as a food source. It's all about association of you and food. They do have personalities but not to the extent of higher intelligence animals. They do not have human emotion.
That is true , but i think they have some emotion because when they see a bloodworm........you know that look
Posted via Mobile DeviceDefinitly smarter then people give them credit for, but they really only see us as a food source.
On the other hand Oscars are pretty intelligent, they can learn to recognize a specific person and learn to roll over for food and some even accept and enjoy being pet. A oscars personality really shines through even though their still food motivated
You're very right about that. It's been scientifically documented that fish have "personalities" Well it's more like fish that are more shy versus fish that are more outgoing. As you said, diversity is key to survival and there are times where a more sedate fish has advantages over an adventurous one.All fish have a "personality," that's why they act different. It's easier to see it in a betta because it's one fish. You can't really look at a school of fish and get to know this one' a pig and that one's mean, because they all look the same. Every fish reacts slightly differently to a situation, just no one wants to sit down and get to know each of their danios of what have you. Fish have "norms," most female betta do fine in a sorority, or a group of angel fish will attack any new angels added to the tank. Sometimes this isn't true. No one knows why. Could be just Darwin- diversity is needed in a group to ensure survival.
Posted via Mobile Device