Me too. Fish see movement in the room and connect movement to being fed. They do not have human emotions or human hearing and do not have a brain that has name recognization.
Originally Posted by mommy1
We like to think our fish love us as we do them. They love the food we give them.....like chickens. LOL
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
dont kill the dream,, the whole feeling this is taboo on my python forum, i used to have like 20, i breed, sold most of them except my pets. one we have smells certain things, and comes to me and when outside of tank if it is out to long and gets cold it looks for hair. It is funny cause from repitition that if Amber has it . The snake knows to go and get behind her neck when her hair is down.. lol then Amber runs to bathroom and takes a shower, but yea I do know they dont have any feelings but it still is fun
I have 200+ fish (my husband has the count to the exact number). I don't think, even if I did name them, that I'd remember them all. I do, however, have names for 2 of my fish: Pufferman, for my puffer fish, and Cichli-Cell, for one of my Mbuna Cichlids.
I try to name all my fish but some names just won't stick. I feel bad if I can't come up with a name for someone.
To me all fish have personality and they're all pets. I think it's funny to see so many people who think fish don't need names... on a fish forum! May not be always rational, but it's a way to make the fish part of your family instead of just a decoration.
Our male bettas are named Melvin, Cosmo, and Hugo; my female is Agnes.
I named our rainbow shark Ursula because she hid in a cave all day.
It's just fun. :P Creates a sense of familiarity.
We have a 5 year old so we have names for most of our fish, (that's an excuse tho, because I'm sure we would even without our kid. You don't need to be 8 or under to enjoy such things)
6in Comet Goldie- Yue (you-way)
4in Oranda Goldie- Sgt Pepper
4in Pleco- Orinoco (not too original since that's the type of pleco he is)
Dwarf Puffer- King Tut
Betta- Myomoto (or Napoleon depending on who you ask)
unnamed white clouds, zebra danios & kuhli loaches
I don't name all my fish but some just seem to beg for names because they have so much personality.
my blue betta - Turbo.
My ABNP - Baby Pea
My gold sev: Mellow Yellow
my emperor pleco: Napoleon (I know. not original)
My 3 blood parrots: Moe, Larry and Curly (or Wink 'em, Blink
'em, and Nod. haven't decided.
my lunker mystery snails: Ping and Pong
fun thread. thanks for starting it.
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5.5 gal FW: crown tail betta
90 gal FW: Blood Parrots, severums, Jurupari, EBJD, congo tetras, angel, dw gourami, mystery snails
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