02-22-2010, 04:52 AM
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Most fish seem to have some sort of reaction to obvious feeding times, such as swarming the front of the tank as I approach with food and swarming the surface before I dump any in.
Beyond that basic food response, the fish I've noticed that have the most actual "interaction" with me are anabantids, puffers and cichlids, in increasing order. I find many cichlids to be roughly as smart as dogs. They seek your attention, like to play with you and can even be taught tricks. Cichlids also seem to be able to tell the difference between people; my Jack Dempsey
would get excited when I would walk in the room but would be cautious or even shy around strangers.