I've recently got a family of goldfish and I want to encourage them to be interactive. Can they be trained?
I have 3 comet goldfish.
During the transition to their tank, I must have scared them. It seemed like they had PTSD for a few days, always swimming away from nearby humans and "cowering" in the far corner.
I want them to love me, and I figure food is the best way. My plan is to hold my fingers over the water for a little while before and after feeding so they associate my fingers with food.
In time, they will come to me and follow my fingers around the outside of the tank, even if I'm not holding food.
Is that possible?