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Reaction to lighting stimulus is not "learned". Reaction to "pain" can be learned.

As doug said, they do it once, find out it "hurts" and avoid it from then on.

That's different than "genetic programming".
 

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:p I don't think fish will win any IQ test prizes. But that doesn't mean they can learn basic survival behaviour based on pain. The problem is they've learned your hand means food more often than pain, so they act accordingly.
 

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That is common. You are describing a territorial response. Also a learned habit, and yes they are not smart enough to realize it's not a good idea to attack something 100 times their size. I have a cool video of a damsel trying to chase an eel away. Sticks it's tail right in his mouth. Like I said, they aren't "smart", but they can learn.
 
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