Anyone have a tank of beggers??

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Justbornlucky15
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Anyone have a tank of beggers??

Post by Justbornlucky15 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 pm

So, long story short...

I have 4 fish in my 90 gal FOWLR tank- a Stars and Stripes puff, a Narrow Line puff, a Black and White Clown and a Mandrin goby.... the puffs are both relentless beggers and somehow in a matter of days have "taught" the other 2 fish to beg quite relentlessly as well... is this common, or do I just have a bunch of dummies??

PYRU
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Re: Anyone have a tank of beggers??

Post by PYRU » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:53 pm

All fish learn to do this.

You show up and you drop food in so they associate you with food. If almost everytime you came by you dropped off a porterhouse with a double shot of crown then id be at the window to.

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Iliveinazoo
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Re: Anyone have a tank of beggers??

Post by Iliveinazoo » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:04 pm

My Fig 8 has always swam to the front when i come into the room. I recently added some Mollies and they just went about their own business until the food landed in the tank. Now when i walk into the room all of the fish swim to the top right corner of the tank waiting to be fed, it took about a month for them to learn but I can't tell if they learned it on their own or from the puff.

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