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Watch This Clever Fish Play A Game Of Fetch Like A Dog (Videos)

A video featuring a fish being trained to fetch a toy like a dog has been making the rounds on the Internet.

In the clip (below), posted to YouTube by sillyrabbit1983, an intelligent Midas Cichlid fish is seen interacting with a man before fetching a toy with its mouth.

According to the Huffington Post, even with the myth that fish only have short-term memory, experts at R2Fish school say all of these animals can easily be trained — repetition and treats are the key.

The original video has gone viral since it was first published on June 21, racking up more than 800,000 views as of this writing.

A one-minute extended version was also released by sillyrabbit1983, showing what appears to be a lab that specializes in brain transfers, taking the mind of a dog and transferring it to a big-brained fish, notes 

However, according to YouTube users, it turns out the extended version is a fake viral video to promote an upcoming movie called “Self/less.”

It is still pretty cool to watch, though. Check out both versions of the video below:

Sources: Rare, Huffington

Photo Credit: Screenshots via sillyrabbit1983/YouTube


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