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post #1 of 13 Old 10-15-2011, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Do You Ever Speak 'Baby Talk' to your Fish?

I'll admit it, I do use 'baby talk' when speaking to my fish. I can't help it; my platties are just so cute!
Anyone else do this with their fish, or am I just crazy? :P
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-15-2011, 01:36 AM
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Not baby talk per se, but I look at the tank enough times of the day to just talk to them in general. I have two older Dalmation Mollies that follow my finger around the tank glass, so today I caught myself doing the kissy face at one of them while it was staring at me...I'd probably gotten some weird looks if anyone had been around XD
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-15-2011, 12:09 PM
I always talk to my fish. lol
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-15-2011, 04:40 PM
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I talk to them a little bit but I don't even talk "baby talk" to babies. Think that is why my 4 year olds vocabulary is so good. Lol
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-18-2011, 03:25 AM
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I talk to my fish too LOL I was beginning to think I was the only one until I saw this thread. No baby talk for me though.
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post #6 of 13 Old 10-18-2011, 06:01 AM
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Most of the vocabulary I direct towards fishes in my care is not widely accepted on a family forum.
I curse at fishes such as Emperor tetra's that pull on the hairs of my arms while I am working in the tank, or.. I curse at fishes such as Green Terror, that can deliver painful bite, and enjoy's displacing a gallon or two of water whenever he is bored .
I also curse at pleco's in driftwood tank that refuse to let go of the wood when I remove all of it for gravel vaccuming, and force me to manually remove them with very real chance of painful prick from their spines/pectoral fins.
But I love all of them, and the tanks bring me Loooong moment's of serenity.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #7 of 13 Old 10-18-2011, 11:23 AM
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Most of the vocabulary I direct towards fishes in my care is not widely accepted on a family forum.
Same here! I have a few choice words for my Blue Diamond when he decides to go into bully mode with his tankmates.
I had a nice long cursing rant when my Pictus got stuck in the overflow chamber and I had to scoop him out with my bare hands as no net was small enough to fit in there.
Had another nice word when I had to scoop up a loach off of the floor after he had somehow escaped from a covered tank. Loaches have spines located just under their eyes that they will extend when threatened. The *insert curse word here* spiked me while I was trying to get him back in the tank. No good deed goes unpunished, lol.

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post #8 of 13 Old 10-18-2011, 12:11 PM
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Hahaha yeah I'm in the same "swearing at my fish" boat as so many others. I mostly direct my words to the mollies, who are the most annoying nibblers when my hands/arms are in the tank.
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post #9 of 13 Old 10-18-2011, 12:17 PM
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LoL Aunt Kymmie and 1077 y'all crack me up! I generally don't talk to my fish except when I am cursing at them for one reason or other. Usually when I have to net one and have to tear down the tank just to do so.
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-18-2011, 12:23 PM
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I think we should add a poll to this thread.
Do you:
1. Talk baby talk to your fish
2. Curse @ your fish?
3. Give them the silent treatment

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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