Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-19-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
Can they see?

Well, ever since I set up my 2 10G tanks on the dual stand next to the 75G, now I wonder if the GBR's actually see the babies, as they have an interest in that side of the tank? The tanks are less than 6 inches apart as well. Also wondering if maye the babies see the GBR's and other fish as well?
__________________

__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 01:59 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 775
Send a message via ICQ to zenkatydid Send a message via AIM to zenkatydid Send a message via MSN to zenkatydid
technically, if the tanks were dead straight and the angle of viewing was dead straight, both pieces of glass would be see-through. as soon as there's an angle, it wouldn't be so easy. i think. it might also make a difference what the angle of light is, but i'm not sure on that one.
__________________

__________________
50gal planted - yoyo loaches, BNs, odessa barbs, giant danios
33gal planted - praecox rainbows, gold ram, bolivian rams, sparkling gouramis, licorice gouramis, lots of shrimp
2 x 5gal planted - bettas
zenkatydid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 03:05 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: north Georgia
Posts: 210
Send a message via MSN to MattAquaBio
I had a 10 gallon right next to my 37 gallon a while ago, the glass of the aquariums were like an inch apart. and the sunbursts were always staring at the baby catfish in the 10 gallon. And the catfish was always staring back, so yeah i'd say they can probably see (btw already moved the cat.)
__________________
MattAquaBio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Aberdeen, WA
Posts: 1,864
I have my 2, 10 gallon tanks right next to each other and my betta spends half his day flairing at the fish in the other tank.
__________________
fish_4_all is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 03:41 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: north Georgia
Posts: 210
Send a message via MSN to MattAquaBio
lol i'll bet thats fun to watch.
__________________
MattAquaBio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 04:43 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: red deer, alberta, canada
Posts: 616
Send a message via ICQ to Ky'smommy Send a message via MSN to Ky'smommy Send a message via Yahoo to Ky'smommy
i had my ten gallon and betta tank far apart. and i ended up with them next to each other on the counter at the new place. well my betta hangs out in the corner where the ten gallon is all the time. which he never did before for a whole year. only when he was moved to the counter.
i beleive that fish have personalitys and such. and they do know who u are. my fish come a running when i come to the tank. noone else. why cause i feed them and clean them and play with them. and i do beleive its not just they want food as so many have said before.
Fish are like anything. they know. well i believe they do. what makes them different then any other living creature? they learn to trust you. they stop being scared after a while.
so I totally agree.
__________________
Ky'smommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 06:59 AM   #7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yes they can see each other. There was a write up in THF magazine just last month on this very thing. A 10yr old boy sent a e-mail to the question and answer topic area in the magazine and asked the editer " Can my fish see me from across the room cause it always looks like there whatching me." The editor wrote back saying that even if the tanks are a foot apart the fish could still see each other and you. Because most all fish have bettter eye site then humans and if you can see in the tank from 10 foot away they can to.
My Krib fry tank was about 2'' from the main tan and the female krib would spawn with the male as long as she could see her fry in the other tank. I added a peice of poster broad between them and not 3hrs later the female was with the male and spawning.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 703
Send a message via AIM to Mosaic
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weasel F.
The editor wrote back saying that even if the tanks are a foot apart the fish could still see each other and you. Because most all fish have bettter eye site then humans and if you can see in the tank from 10 foot away they can to.
Really? I believe they can see teeny details better, since they eat a lot of tiny food. But overall better than humans?
__________________
I just want my planted tanks to be perfect. Is that so much to ask?

55g: (Mostly) African riverine species: Alestes Chaperi, breeding pair of Kribs, and rhino pleco
30g: Newly established reef tank
10g: Planted but fishless
5g: Unplanted with various snail species
2.5g: Heavily planted with betta.
Mosaic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2006, 11:55 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
I think they can as well, after seeing 3 GBR's going up and down, and one of the babies in the other tank doing the same. Wonder what would happen if I moved one of the babies over, lol.
__________________

__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.