I believe it depends on their relative light intensity inside and outside of the tank.Discus-Tang said:That's not possible. The way the light reflects is different inside the tank vs. Outside the tank. They only see out of the tank.
Currently, the tank lights are off and the room lights are on. She’s still chasing her reflection.Ulu said:I believe it depends on their relative light intensity inside and outside of the tank.
If the inside of the tank is dark and outside of the tank is light they will see out.
If the inside is light and outside of the tank is dark they will only see their reflections.
It's the same as that one way mirror on all the cop shows. The cops sit in the dark and the perp cannot see them. He only sees his reflection because the lights are very bright in the interrogation room.
If you want her to stop, cover her tank up so it's completely dark in the tank.
Yeah, every material has his own index of refraction, and it also varies with every color or wavelength of light. Different colors refract differently creating chromatic aberrations and Prismatic effects.Discus-Tang said:Water bends light differently than air.
She normally chases the front side. Is there a way so I can still see her?IHaveADogToo said:Fin rot doesn't go away overnight. It will take months for her fins to grow back.
The best fix for fin rot is lots and lots of fresh clean water. Meaning, change her water every day, every other day at least, to promote healing.
If you are certain your betta is chasing her reflection, tape a piece of paper to the outside of the tank on the area where she normally sees her reflection. White paper is will reduce reflection the most. Black will cause the reflection to show up even more.
The tank is glass. I have a few one gallon tanks, but I don’t think we have anything bigger. There is a light blue background on the back wall.IHaveADogToo said:It looks like you've tried all kinds of things, even different lighting configurations. Is the tank acrylic or glass? Some tanks are just naturally more reflective no matter what you do. Keep trying different things for now, but if nothing works you might just have to replace the tank with a less glossy one.
You could try covering the sides and back of the tank, to help reduce the amount of glare-causing ambient room light that gets into the tank.