Science Photo Answer #848

Science photo 848

Do goldfish really have poor memories?


The urban legend that goldfish only have a three second memory is not true. Anyone who has ever had a pet goldfish can verify that, as they quickly learn to come to the top when they hear you tap the food container on the side of their aquarium. This is an excellent example of why you should always do some fact checking before you accept strange information, especially when it comes through the internet.

Momaich wrote on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 12:23:

Fishy fishi ( :) )