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Goldfish Helps His Friend Who Is Too Sick To Swim And Eat, Shows That They Have Feelings Too
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Goldfish Helps His Friend Who Is Too Sick To Swim And Eat, Shows That They Have Feelings Too

A remarkable video shows a pet goldfish helping his sick friend stay alive. The owner of the fish noticed that the darker of the two has a mobility problem and started wondering how it managed to survive for so long. He decided to solve the mystery by filming the secret life in the aquarium. The footage left him in awe…The goldfish was helping the sick friend to reach the food floating on the surface.

It is unclear what the driving factor behind the fish’s apparently benevolent behavior was. One thing is sure – with new scientific research emerging, we understand that these creatures are way more complex than we previously thought.

Jonathan Balcombe, the director of animal sentience with the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, writes: “As a biologist who specializes in animal behavior and emotions, I’ve spent the past four years exploring the science on the inner lives of fishes. What I’ve uncovered indicates that we grossly underestimate these fabulously diverse marine vertebrates. The accumulating evidence leads to an inescapable conclusion: Fishes think and feel.”

(h/t: thedodo)

A remarkable video shows a pet goldfish helping his sick friend stay alive

With new scientific research emerging, we understand that fish are way more complex than we thought

“The accumulating evidence leads to an inescapable conclusion: Fishes think and feel”

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Catherine Ritlaw
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had 2 large goldfish and lost one to swim bladder disease. The other was highly stressed for days, swimming up & down in one corner. I then brought home 3 little, skinny feeder goldfish. She just stayed back & watched them. For three days, she would just watch them eat when I fed, as they were very thin and famished. On the fourth day, she resumed eating. I am sure she was letting them have all the food on purpose. 18 months later, I now have 4 big fat goldfish.

Jasminka
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know this is completely unrelated but how do you write such long messages? It won't let me write more than this ->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Maya
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My gold fish did same thing with a sick older goldy

Cesi Baca
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love seems to come naturally to animals.

Georgie V
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I completely agree that love comes natural to animals..."We" have so much to learn.

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Catherine Ritlaw
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had 2 large goldfish and lost one to swim bladder disease. The other was highly stressed for days, swimming up & down in one corner. I then brought home 3 little, skinny feeder goldfish. She just stayed back & watched them. For three days, she would just watch them eat when I fed, as they were very thin and famished. On the fourth day, she resumed eating. I am sure she was letting them have all the food on purpose. 18 months later, I now have 4 big fat goldfish.

Jasminka
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know this is completely unrelated but how do you write such long messages? It won't let me write more than this ->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Maya
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My gold fish did same thing with a sick older goldy

Cesi Baca
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love seems to come naturally to animals.

Georgie V
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I completely agree that love comes natural to animals..."We" have so much to learn.

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