Tags: cathy habas, goldfish, pet training, pet tricks
A former friend of mine that owned pirhannas tried to train them with this kit. Just so you know, the finger feeding only works with goldfish.
Are you one of those lousy parents that won't buy a dog for your kids but try to pass off a goldfish as a pet that's just as good? Well, if you want to help your case that fish are just as fun as an adorable golden retriever, there's the R2 Fish School. It'll let you train a goldfish to do such tricks as play basketball and swim around objects in its tank. The excitement never ends, as the ridiculous instructional clip after the jump demonstrates.
Having a pet fish may not seem as fun or exciting as having a pet dog or cat. However, with the proper training, your fish can be taught to interact with you and do tricks – just like any other pet! The easiest fish breeds to train include Oscars, Goldfish, and Bettas. Male Betta fish are usually kept alone in a bowl, making them the most focussed and easiest to train.
Preparing our goldfish for trick training
I never new you could train a goldfish
At Goldfish Swim School, our franchise team is dedicated to providing training and support to you every step of the way. Starting the moment you sign your franchise agreement, our team will guide you through the school opening process. Our services include:The training works on other species of fish too. "Besides goldfish, reports Dean, we've trained bettas, oscars and parrot cichlids. They all are capable of learning these tricks."Dean was delighted when the calico fantail goldfish started to respond to a "feeding wand" he used as his primary training tool. "Initially you reward basic behaviors like approaching the ball," says Dean. "With the encouragement of the food reward, fish can quickly learn complex tricks - like pushing the miniature soccer ball."Goldfish are trained using positive reinforcement, and . Therefore, you’ll need food that can be easily dispensed in small quantities (so that you can give frequent rewards without satiating your fish) and a special wand for delivering food right in front of the fish, which helps him understand that the food is associated with an action that he just performed.In fact, goldfish are capable of being trained to perform amazing feats. All you need are a few tools and some know-how; creativity takes over from there.If you’ve visited a Goldfish location for a or , one thing is probably clear: we like to have fun…and lots of it. From brightly colored walls to games inside or outside the pool, we like our parents and swimmers leaving the building with smiles. But behind all that fun is a solid investment we make in the development and training of the Goldfish staff to create our “Golden Experience.”