Fish following duck for some strange reason.
By - ArlaWeatherford
He’s their lord
The lord of the Ducks
Fellowship of the Fish
You have my *fin*….
and MY *fin*….
and *MYYY FIN*….
and *MY BUBBLES*!!!
DFF for short
Ducks Fellowship of the Fish has been warring with the Frogs of Islam for generations. Ribbit mother fucker ribbit
I think I peed my pants a little laughing from this.
Finally some fucking support
IT'S THE FROG HIMSELF.
Brother minister that bastard Kurtis son of the late that frog Kurtis! How's it hoppin brother?
Good we have nearly won the war but we need some legs to help out
Frogs of Islam??? LOL
I can easily imagine That Bastard Kurtis saying something like this.
I am the terror that flaps in the night
Darkwing Duck is the next big live action reboot we need
*Uruk-hai and Orc voices* Find the ducklings! Find the ducklings!
Please! I'm not the messiah!
HE'S THE MESSIAH!
You are the messiah lord and I would know cuz I’ve followed a few!
I haven't said a word in 17 years!
A miracle! It is! It's a miracle!
Those are *my* Juniper Berries!
He’s not the messiah he’s a very naughty buoy (boy)
If course they're juniper berries! It's a juniper bush. What'd you expect?!
#Who are you??
I read this in [James Veitch's voice](https://youtu.be/3MHDDSekvcE)
He’s dropping spice in his wake
Only the true Messiah denies his divinity!
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
"He is lorrrrrd, Duck is lorrrrrd, He is lord lord lord, Duck is lord."
Was hoping someone would've made this reference.
The Mighty Duck
Overlord Supreme Leader
People feed ducks.
The koi have learned that where ducks are, bread crumbs will follow.
They're waiting for snacks. :]
I like this so much more than a forever-pooping duck.
The circle of liiife
And it poops us allll
I've seen a bunch of baby ducks devouring their mothers fresh shit. Sometimes the circle is lacking circumference.
He chose a weird skill to max out, but the payout made sense.
They also might just be bored. Fish can be quite curious and you combine that with the instinct to form schools, maybe this is the result.
If I put my hand in my fish tank I have a loach, my betta, a danio and a school of rasbora following my hand everywhere. Some end up seeing if I'm food, my betta and loach will happily swim around my hand and sit in it.
I have two Betta, I’ve always been scared of them possibly biting me. I’m not exactly fond of fish, but I try to make sure I take care of them to the best of my ability so my kids can see what a responsible pet owner is like… what’s it like to have them sit in your hand??
If they bite they don't hurt. It feels like they bumped into you pretty much. My girls just like to relax in my hand. Doesn't really feel like anything as they're so small. My loach gives me a shock when they test to see if I'm food, but they're pretty big, bigger then my betta at any rate. They're good at the fast sneak attack.
Lol! I’ve definitely been learning a lot. Snails freak me out worse than the fish, but I have three now. My first one disappeared, but now that it has a friend in my 13 gallon, it’s reappeared and they both seem super happy. (All three are Nerites.)
I love my snails! Tank snails are so awesome. I have two rabbits and an infestation of trumpet snails. Have you checked out shrimp yet? I have three types in my tank.
Not yet, I haven’t gotten that far into my fish hobby… I like the aesthetic of tanks, so I may go down that route, but for now, I’m keeping it small. My one Nerite has a white line along part of its shell, so I’m about to research the heck out of foods for snails (thank you, ADHD hyper focus.)
Just add some calcium to the water. I added a cuttlefish bone to my tank for my snails shells.
Betta are like little fishy puppy dogs. Coolest little fish that love to interact. Your comment just shows me that it's not just the fish I interact with.
A lot of fish are curious. Only Sammy and Plecosaurus are scared of me. Sam is ok if I'm outside of outside of tank but he doesn't like me in his home. Plecosaurus is the biggest fish in the tank and a total coward. I've had him for eight years I think and he's still as skittish as the day I bought him.
My females bettas bite my all the time haha. You can’t even feel it. When they lie on you, they are so light that you really can’t feel it.
This is the most wholesome comment I've seen on Reddit all day. Good on you, man! It's a wonderful thing for your kids to see you try and face your fears!
Thank you! In my mind, perfection is constantly trying to improve yourself and learn from your mistakes. If I can help others on the way, it’s even better. I’ve been hurt by so many people who don’t care, so I try to make sure I don’t turn into a hateful person.
Oh hey, that's my philosophy too! Best of luck on your journey, friend!
You, as well!
"Perfection is not the absence of fault. It's doing the best we can given our imperfect knowledge under our unideal circumstances."
Hey man, diarrhea is a no joke, I hate that shit.
That one just flowed right through me.
most people dont know that diarrhea is hereditary, but it does run in your genes..
calm down dad
Username checks out.
ATM food chute
I suspect that only ~20 fish even know the duck is there. The rest are just following the other fish.
~3 feels closer to me, considering they're fish
[Fish aren't nearly as dumb as most people like to think](https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-014-0761-0).
Even a goldfish has at least a [five-month memory](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-02-19/goldfish-three-second-memory-myth-busted/1046710) not the 3 seconds of the old wives' tale. Some species of fish have displayed some fairly complex cognition.
Imagine walking down the street and unknowingly being followed by 127 people because they all know your going to McDonalds
But the McDonalds instead give food for free and the people who are following are new to the town so they don't know where the McDonalds is
Don’t feed ducks bread! It’s bad for them
Don’t feed me bread! It’s bad for me.
Talk show hosts can't have breed either? Neat
Messes with their keto diet.
Morning? Daytime? Late night? Who are we talking her
Yeah, wanted to feed right stuff but had the biggest mess in my truck bed as I bought cracked corn feed n left Big bag in pickup bed. It got rained on n bout 2 wks later unusable moldy yech.Could only get large feed bag.
It's not necessarily bad for them - sure it's "empty" calories, but during winter those calories may mean the world to a duck. Feed bread to ducks responsibly, instead!
I thought they were gonna eat the duck
And duck poo snacks
I thought they are eating the duck's piss and shit, thx for your information
I do wonder what koi eat other than people’s handouts lol. Bread crumbs are also not good for Duck’s digestion too btw
Smart as fuck lol
BuT fIsH aRe StUpID tHeY aRe EvEn To DuMb To FeEl PaIn
I know that's said in jest, but it gives me a chance to explain how I know about this behavior:
I worked for a company whose campus had a giant koi pond built in the middle of it.
A lot of people worked there, and even though you shouldn't feed bread and other human foods to wildlife, we all did, and those koi got *big*.
Whenever we would walk over the wooden bridges built over parts of the pond to go back and forth from the buildings, they would all swarm underneath waiting for us to drop morsels from our lunches.
As in, they heard humans walking on the wooden planks and their Pavlovian response was to book it to the bridge all at once and just thrash and pop their mouths open, waiting for food.
Anytime any ducks or geese would take a swim, waiting for us to feed them too, the koi would start gathering behind them like sharks.
When any food was tossed in, the birds would usually lose out to the koi because koi are apparently aggressive af about their carbs, and the birds got too annoyed with them to stick around.
The point being, koi are surprisingly intelligent.
And carb fiends.
>koi are apparently aggressive af about their carbs
This is the best thing I've read today xD TIL I'm really a koi
Don’t eat your friends!
Fish do feel pain I think but the actual argument was more so they just didn’t have pain receptors or something like that,
Dumbasses named Bobby-joe that destroys every fishing hole he touches with his dip spit and lawn chairs say that because they justify their shitty fishing practices
Ducks/geese/swans also dabble feed, meaning they take a mouthful of food and then sort of chew it fast with their bill in the water, which causes a decent amount of food to be ejected in nice little bite size pieces. Plenty of stray snacks for the following fishies :)
They probably figured out the duck gets fed by people. And so, if they follow the duck they have an easy food source.
Do ducks poop on land or in the water?
I had one sitting down on land for a while, thought it was laying a egg so i went there, got the duck to walk away and grabbed right into duckpoop when i was 6. Dont know about the water part though.
They definitely poop in water. My poor pool knows this for a fact unfortunately. 🤮
So *that's* what pool covers are for!
I think I heard somewhere that birds don't have bootyhole muscles, so they can't really hold it and choose when to poop like we do. When it's ready, it just flies out.
Yes, it’s just an auto pressure thing that they can’t control.
They poop wherever they damn well please
Birds don't discriminate much. They go when they've got to go, and that's about that.
I saw one pooped and it was on land :)
koi move in herds, and the largest one leads the herd
source: own koi
“So they do move in herds”
Life, uh... finds a way.
“He is the Messiah”
“I’m not the Messiah!”
Only the true messiah denies his divinity!
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!
He is the Messiah
I’m just a quack!
Fish 1: Hey why are we following that weird looking fish
Fish 2: idk, just do it
Duck: [confused honking]
Fish 4: what are you doing?
Fish 3: following Fish 2, just shut up and do it like everyone else
Duck pooping fish follow to eat it
How much can one duck poop? That’s a lot of damn fish!
The duck poops, the fish eat it, the fish poops, the fishes eat it, the fishes poop, the fishes eat it, etc.
The chain of poop.
The circle of shite.
It’s the ciiiiircle of shiiiiiite
Through despair and hope…
Through poooop biiig aaaaand smaaaaaallllll
I honestly started giggling, thank you.
Like a duck-fish-fish version of the human centipede.
Make them feel
[The Circle of Poo](https://youtu.be/g2cxMPLxUN8)
Had ducks before, can confirm they poop a lot... everywhere they go.
Oh yeah. I mean... if ducks pooped red, every area would look like a dexter crime scene.
That made me laugh so hard here take my free award
Someone fed the duck taco bell.
Took too much ivermectin.
Dey eat da poopoo
Christianity in a nutshell
Go back to r/atheism, ya edgelord
go play with your transformers figures, whiny
Haha! Pretty much! Especially evangelicals.
That duck is a god
That's so adorable!
Gathering the followers, the time of Lord Duck has arrived.
Probably a food dispenser r/birdsarentreal
People give bread to the duck. Fish not stupid. Let's follow the food bringer!
It’s like when there’s a detour and we all wind up following the one driver that isn’t trying to get back on our route.
Or the duck is pooping out a metric fuckton of fish
Or just pooping.
That is very surreal scene like some arthouse movie
or a scene from a Studio Ghibli movie
The pied quacker.
lol I made the same comment yesterday when it was posted
Le Duck is tooting out a melody, leading the fish to fishermen and their doom
That duck seems to know something
When the duck finds food the fish can eat it too.
He is Pe-King duck 👑
One of us, one of us, one of us!
It's 2 or 3 fish following a duck, then it's just fish following fish.
He is the Rattenfänger von Hameln
The one right behind him saw a poo and thought it was food, the rest are just following the fish in front of them. There’s a political metaphor in here somewhere
According to Google -carp love eating bread, so they follow the duck around because they've been conditioned that duck = easy food.
uh oh, stinky
After eating 1000 bread crumbs the swan has unlocked the golden trail
The chosen one
They want to eat it’s poop
That duck is a celebrity and they're the paparazzi.
Maybe they want to eat his poop
The Sacred Timeline
I think it’s just a school field trip.
tasty poop scoop
I suspect a dumb lemming-like situation where one or two started following yellow feet thinking they were the new leader and they allllll just swam in line. So cool to see though.
Jesus Christ and his followers (colorized 29 AD)
Yeah they eat his shit.
Plot twist: the duck got his grapes and now the fish wanted some too-
They eat poo
They are waiting for lunch
But this would be a cute children's book. Idk the story but someone more creative than me can think of something lol
Her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard
Eat da poop
Leading them to the promised land like a Legend. I respect this Duck to the utmost.
oh look a girl on tinder
He is the chosen one
He knows da wae
Because they eat the duck’s poo
Duck shows da wae
No, first fish follows the duck. Other fish follow the fish in front of them.
The question of course is why dies that first one do it, but hey, I guess there’s a reason.