Does fish have 3 seconds memory? Is it true?

@ToMuSH (202)
February 10, 2007 2:59pm CST
I have heard that fishes have only 3 seconds memory [!!!] Is it true guys???
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I have a 47 gallon tank at my house. i have about 25 fish. we have had it fully running for about a month now. the fish get fed twice a day. over the past two weeks every time we walk to the front of the tank they all swim to the top like they are ready to be fed. we feed them at all different times in the morning and in the evening. they have to relate us coming to the tank, swimming to the top and getting fed. that requires some type of memory that lasts longer than three seconds.
@clownfish (3274)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Hi! I agree! My new angelfish always know when it's time to eat and they are very friendly - they come to the front to see me when my blood parrots hide. I am also letting them take shrimp pellets out of my fingers. They seem to remember and they are never afraid of me. My blood parrots seem to want to, but they are more skiddish. I would say that knowing when it's time to be fed and recognizing that humans are the ones who feed them are signs that a fish has a greater memory. :-)
@dragutelu (216)
• Romania
11 Feb 07
sorry i dont know
@gevatsh (322)
• Israel
10 Feb 07
humm lol i didnt hear about thing like that :P