China: For sale, fully trained pet fish – Fishupdate.com

China: For sale, fully trained pet fish Published:  09 March, 2007

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, Ananova has reported.

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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