Fish are the ‘forgotten pets’, Perth researcher (Dr Miriam Sullivan) finds.

Check out this interesting article on one of my client’s research findings.

Dr Sullivan was also an invited guest on last week’s Radio National Talk Back.


The humble goldfish is as smart as a cat or dog, can live more than a decade and can even count, a Perth researcher believes.

And yet, she says, often owners do not give them nearly enough love and care.

Miriam Sullivan, a Lecturer from the University of Western Australia who is passionate about pet fish, has just completed a PhD on the subject.

She surveyed 600 fish owners, analysed people’s responses to the suggestion that they clean their pets’ tanks, and conducted her own research into whether goldfish prefer real or fake plants in their tanks.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383


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