Is the memory of a goldfish really 3 seconds?

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Is the memory of a goldfish really 3 seconds?

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Have you heard someone saying, “you have the memory of a goldfish“? This is often said to someone whose memory is bad – they keep forgetting facts, stories and important dates very easily.

This saying comes from the common belief that goldfishes forget everything after 3 seconds.

But, is this really true?

Fun facts about goldfish’s memory!

  • A student named Rory from Australia, conducted an experiment with his pet goldfish using legos, which demonstrated that this proverb is not accurate.
  • Several other investigations have found that goldfish may retain memories for a period of time that can last for months or even years.
  • In addition to this, goldfish have demonstrated that they possess intelligence.
  • They have been observed to recognise the individual human who provides them with food.
  • If their memory lasted only three seconds, there is no way this could be feasible.

See some amazing large goldfishes at the Goldfish World Championship below.

Video credit: Aquarium Co-Op/Youtube

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