Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: Forgetful Goldfish

A common myth out there is that a goldfish only has enough intelligenence to remember things for a few seconds. While goldfish can vary by sub-species, most goldfish can remember things for at least three months. 

20 comments:

Kristy Plotkin said...

I'm curious how they tested this...

Mary Kirkland said...

I knew they had to be able to remember longer than a few minutes since people have taught them to do tricks.

whiteangel said...

Really! I didn't know that, so I wonder what my Goldfish will be remembering when I get home.

Manzanita said...

No wonder it's so easy to catch fish since they keep forgetting what a hook means.

Bob Bushell said...

Wonder what he's thinking, now, now, now....................................

francesca romana capizzi said...

How do they know that? DId they ask a goldfish?

Pat Hatt said...

well 3 months beats a few minutes at least

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I wonder if the fish told them so

Stephen Hayes said...

I once knew this but I forgot...maybe I'm a goldfish.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Quite impressive!

Al Penwasser said...

Did you see that thing on the news about a goldfish having surgery to remove a tumor? How about that?

Al Penwasser said...

I just hope Mrs. Chatterbox doesn't flush you down the toilet when you go to that Art Studio in the sky!

DeniseinVA said...

You come up with some fun facts, always enjoy them.

Caro * said...

Interesting fact :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Three months? That's better than me some days.

Christine said...

wonder how they know these things.

Filip Demuinck said...

I find this a very long time. If you want many fish in your pond you should put Gold Fish in it. They breed very fast and are resistent.

Greetings,
Filip

bj said...

WHAAAT..? I didn't think they had enuf brain to remember anything for any length of time.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I never bought into the few second bit. I've seen fish do tricks, so how could they learn with such a short memory span.

Анна-Алина Гевелюк said...

Really? Very interesting. I had two Goldfishes a few years ago.