Saturday, May 25, 2013
THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST CICHLID-RELATED POST WE HAVE EVER DONE
A woman has spent the last 2 months training her fish to play... soccer?
In the video below Ilana Bram explains how she managed to train her pet fish Erasmus to, among other things, boot a soccer ball (football?) swim through rings and do a limbo dance. Apparently, it's a very rare feat, since most aquarium fish are not exactly known for their brain power.
But, Ilana Bram doesn't mind putting in the hours and, over the last few months, the training has paid off.
Erasmus is a popular kind of aquarium fish, known as the Pseudotropheus Socolofi Cichlid (or just Cichlid for short) famous for getting along with other, different breeds of their own size. Smaller fish beware, however, as this one is of the same family as the Oscar, a voracious, cannibalistic fish very popular with aqua-nuts.
Posted by Jon Downes at 1:33 PM