do you feel that fish relax/chipper you up on a stressing/depressing day?

United States
November 12, 2009 8:47am CST
i believe that they do. i think that they can feel your mood and just try to do their best to have you feeling better than ever. mine always do!! if i am depressed i watch them dance around and play and nip at each other and it just looks like so fun to play with them. sometimes i run my finger along the glass while they follow me and they play with me. or i put my in the aquarium and they nip at my finger which makes me laugh and get my mood up. if i am stressed i lay back and watch them so calm serene how they swim around so peacefully!! no one telling them what to do, no one pushing them around. they are in their own little world where no one bothers them and they keep on making friends the whole time. well that is my though on that. how about you how do your fish destress you? or how do they make you feel happy when you are down and sad and depressed? happy mylotting everyone!! maria s,
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• United States
13 Nov 09
Fish freak me out. No, really, stop laughing, they really give me the creeps. I have a reason though - I think this is due to a traumatic fishy experience in childhood. Picture, if you will, a small child, at a convent school, sitting on the piano stool awaiting her piano lesson from Sister Rose, in the small music room. The huge fish, in the rather small fish tank, swam up and down, or actually kind of shuffled, quite frustrated that he couldn't swim too well in aforementioned tiny tank. Suddenly, as the child attempts a scale, fishy jumps out of the tank, and lays flapping at her feet on the floor. The Nun teacher picks it up, firmly scolds it for such behavior and throws it back it. I swear, this happened every other lesson. Never did the woman get the poor thing a bigger tank. This was a long time ago and sadly Sister Rose has left us. I'm sure the fish has too, but I like to think it finally escaped and lived out its old age in a nice river somewhere - somewhere spacious.... As for me, I still play the piano, I just prefer that there are no fish nearby.
• United States
19 Nov 09
OMG what a terrible story!!! I can't believe that this really happened to you. i can't even imagine a nun scolding a fish for jumping out of the tank. She should have had a bigger tank and with a hood over it so that wouldn't happen. y goodness that is so sad to hear that this happened and it would happen infront of you. I dont' think you should be scared of the fish I think that you should be scared of the nun for reacting in that kind of matter. Poor fish I really wish the same that the fish escaped and is in a river some where. Happy mylotting maria s.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I sit and watch them, kind of relieves stress. I think you might be right, of all the animals on earth, fish in a tank have to be the safest, happiest of all. No stresses, no worries, just swimming. *I hear Dori's voice in my head* (from finding nemo) "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming"
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• United States
19 Nov 09
Wow I love finding nemo!!!!!!!!!!!! When you talk about Dori i caught myself singing it LOL!!!!!!! I love it when she sings that. I love everything about dori!!! Yes fish seem very happy all the time. Either way you should know that right way to take care of fish because it does have a procedure to having fish. Happy mylotting Maria s.
• United States
12 Nov 09
Yes, they do! It's been scientifically proven! This is from a WebMD article: "Watching fish can be relaxing. Your body actually goes through physical changes in 15-30 minutes that make a difference in your mood. The level of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, is lowered. And the production of serotonin, an important chemical associated with well-being, is increased." This is why most doctor offices have aquariums. I have a 60 gallon aquarium, and it's so nice to just waste time watching the fish wander around. It's also fun to get a laser pointer and watch them chase it...yes, fish chase laser pointers, just like cats do! Mine go absolutely crazy over it! LOL
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• United States
12 Nov 09
lol!!!!!!! omg!!!!!!! i do the same thing with the laser pointer!!! they follow it and chase it around the whole aquarium its hilarious!!!!!! i just love it. i thought nobody else did that but me!!! happy mylotting maria
@bwindsor (25)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Everyone thinks I'm a freak for enjoying my fish as much as I do. I'm so glad to not be alone! Instead of like most pets that require so much work, fish do not give you additional stress from their care requirements. Also, they don't add noise if your head is exploding. They are merely pretty and swim around. Okay. Creepy admission. I like to talk to them while I play with them--as in running my finger along the bowl and telling them how awesome I think they are or just vent the problems of my day. Fish rock!
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• United States
12 Nov 09
dont' worry i do the same. i play with them just like you and call them by their names and they listen and fight with me and all those things. itis so funny. they really do. thanks for commenting maria
• United States
18 Dec 09
Yeah, and thier good listeners even before you speak
20 Nov 09
yep I do fish do give you fish relief when you have stress.