How can I train my goldfish?
I'm trying to train my goldfish to go through a maze. So far, it has ruined. How can I use treats to make it go through the maze?
Btw: The myth that fish simply have a 3-second term memory is completely false. I know that it's possible, I just want some tips.
I've never done this but I've see goldfish that are trained quite well. =]
My advice would to use pellet food as an incentive. Tie a pellet to the stop of a pencil. Hold the pellet in front of the goldfish, and lead the way. When he completes the jumble, allow him the food. I'm sure it would takes weeks of training and conditioning.
and use it!!, looks fun
There is another poster who is trying this:
Don't know if it works
You can't train a goldfish. Sorry. You can condition a goldfish using food, but because they lack a frontal lobe, you in actual fact can't train them.
My advice is to literally have a "trail" of food through the maze, beside a massive dump of food on the other side. You might be able to get your goldfish to learn the road to the food, but don't hold your breath. Goldfish are exceedingly dumb. Koi are much more easy to condition this way.