I have to tell you about my youngest Barbarian’s fish. He has two… Splish and Splash. They live in their tank in the office (what was my office is now “our” office as both the kids have their desks in here as well). But Splish (gold coloured, Splash is black) is the dominant fish. He eats the most and pushes Splash out of the way to get food.
But he’s discovered a new trick. He’s found if he goes to the corner of the tank and sucks against it he can make a great big popping noise. He’s also discovered if he sits there and pops continuously for long enough (which isn’t really that long) it drives me bonkers. And if he persists I’ll feed him just to make him quiet. Now, I know it’s training him to demand food, but I can’t concentrate, it’s like a dripping tap.
I don’t think fish are as stupid as we’ve been led to believe!