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Synchronized Swimming Goldfish

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Animal activists in China have raised objections to a stage performer's "magic trick" which appears to involve goldfish swimming in synchronized formations.  Some allege that magnets or iron particles have been cruelly implanted in the fish (others suggests that these are not real fish at all...)

The performance is highly reminiscent of one first posted at Neatorama in 2007; that video has been removed, but another copy is available elsewhere on YouTube.  And it's worth remembering that it is possible to train goldfish.

Edit:  Updated with better video, found at BoingBoing.

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While this is obviously some sort of trick, I once did research in a facility where other researchers were training fish to swim through mazes.
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They're bubble eyed, he's using a technique to fool them into thinking there is a wall. By holding your hands over a bubble eyed goldfish, since they tend to see upward as if to either side, you can quite easily guide them around a shallow tank.
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