Forget dogs, it's FISH who are a man's best friend

Forget dogs, it's FISH who are a man's best friend (with one in ten owners even drawing pictures of them)

By Mail on Sunday Reporter

Published: 02:33 BST, 2 September 2018 | Updated: 02:33 BST, 2 September 2018

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Most people like to unburden themselves to a partner or a close friend. But thousands say they confide their biggest secrets to a more unlikely source – their pet fish.

A quarter of owners talk to their fish, while one in ten love them so much they’ve even drawn pictures of them.

Although dogs have long been seen as man’s best friend, that could all be about to change.

A quarter of owners talk to their fish, while one in ten love them so much they’ve even drawn pictures of them (file picture)

A quarter of owners talk to their fish, while one in ten love them so much they’ve even drawn pictures of them (file picture)

Nine out of ten children say they would rather have a goldfish more than any other pet – and it seems they get what they ask for, as goldfish are the first pet for over half of all animal owners.

According to a new survey by

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