Looking to steal the stage that the little showstopper Nemo first claimed all those years ago, here’s a fish that is happy to get a massage and receive a bit of affection from his owner. To be sure, nothing to say fish aren’t friendly, but massaging your fish – as opposed to your cat, dog or pet lizard (we’ve all seen that James Bond film) – is a rare thing altogether.
This blood parrot cichlid is one smart fish. Every day, she waits for her owners to come home from work in the corner of the tank closest to the front door, where she can kind of see and hear them. Then, she aggressively starts splashing the water to get immediate attention and doesn’t stop until someone puts a hand in the tank.