I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
- Jul 19, 2004
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There's a longstanding casual claim that goldfish have incredibly short memory spans - typically cited as lasting only seconds. Here are some examples of our own members citing or playing upon this urban legend.
I guess he'd also exhibit the memory cycle of a goldfish that lasts just mere seconds.
Ah! You haven't read this month's FT where the Goldfish memory duration is debunked!
anyway, goldfish only have a very short memory so if they really thought suicidaly, it would have to be subconsciously.
I have heard that goldfish have incredibly short memories but I don't know if I believe it. I used to have a tank of fish and every time a person came to the tank, the fish got very excited and brought their little fishy faces to the surface because they knew they'd be getting food. How would they know from one day to the next unless they remembered it?
Same sort of thing with the goldfish in the pond in the garden. They have over the summer, begun to associate my walking on the decking with being fed & come to the surface for the food, even before it's out of the tub.
And who said they only have a two second memory? :?:
Looks like they have a much longer memory span than two seconds.
The gold fish in my pond, can at least remember over night, say ten to twelve hours.
'He's going to need a bigger bowl': Schoolboy angler amazed after he hooks a monster 5lb GOLDFISH
Even if you're known for having a three second memory, it's an unforgettable catch.