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    Pet fish knows his name

    A Chinese man is looking for a good home for his pet carp which he says is fully trained.

    Fang Peng, from Pingsai town, Guizhou Province, claims 'Submarine' responds to his name being called out.

    Fang runs a fishing pond and his family have been training the carp for six years, reports the Guizhou City Papers.

    He said: "He is very smart, and never takes the bait of anglers."

    Fang says the fish developed his ability to understand human speech from his father who used to spend four hours a day with him.

    Fang added: "He would tie a piece of cake or bread on the top of the fishing pole and call 'Submarine'.

    "On hearing his name, Submarine would emerge from the water and take the food. Or I would feed him by hand."

    Fang needs to find a new home for Submarine as the river which runs into his fishing pond has been diverted for irrigation.
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    do carp taste good?!

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    this doesn't sound like it can be true..how can the fish hear underwater..?

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    fish have hearing capabilities
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    ?? Would the fish come up to eat the food even if his name wasn't called? Would it work if it was someone else's voice calling him? Sounds like a Pavlovian reaction more than anything else.

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    Fish can be pretty damn smart. My fish babies come to the top of the tank everytime I get near it but not when other family members get near the tank. I'm the only one that feeds them and they know it.

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    oh..i don't know very much about fish, i see..i had no idea they had hearing capabilities...

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    me either xoxo
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