Is Music Bad?

Sym

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Hello!  I know extremes of music are bad for anything, but how bad is it actually for fish?? Thanks! ;D
 

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It depends. If your 400watt Bose system has it's subwoofer thumping so hard that the everything in the room vibrates then it would have an effect on the fish...But if you're just listening at normal levels then I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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LOL, I wonder who listens to music like that on a regular basis ( not counting parties of course! ).

I also don't think that loudspeakers turned on at a normal level are bothersome to fish. Anyway, I try not to turn the music on really loud in the room where my tanks are. If I want my music really loud I do it in another room.
 

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I would recommend
"Moby Dick" by Led Zepplin,
" Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin (Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear..)  ;D
and of course.. anything by Phish.
 

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or Go Fish, it's a christian band, with a couple songs that are fish-themed (story of Jonah...)
lol
 

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I saw a question like this posted on a website and the response was that it depends on the tank and what its made off / how thick...

the guy wanted to put a 9foot tall cyclendrical acrylic tank in a club and the response said that it was okay even with the loud music and thumping of a club because with a tank that large the acrylic would be very thick and that the noise would all be cancelled out...

glass and acrylic are very different and the thickness of your tank has to be taken into mind. it should be cool as long as you don't have a crzy subwoofer or anything that's got a ton of bass so as to vibrate the tank...

do you really listen to your music that loud that it would concern you lol?
 

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I'm assuming that blasting Metal out of 160w speakers with bass as high as it would go is ok then?
 

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ehhh... mebbe if its far enuff away from the fish... like a couple rooms away ^,^
 

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underneath...??? like in the basement. Bass carries a lot to the upper floor. Not a good idea. If the fish were downstairs on cement floor and music was loud upstairs I don't think it would affect them much.
 

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I think Marc was just joking... :

Just keep the music quiet, and watch your fish. I oh so smartly put my tank on my dresser, and when I'm closing the drawers sometimes I accidentally bang on the dresser, and then all my fish "jump" or freeze. Your fish will tell you if they don't like the music. If they react when you turn it on, then obviously it's too loud.
 

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my cories are sensitive to anything so when I open and close the drawer on which my aquarium stands they scurry around... I don't play loud music though ^,^
 

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Yeah, I don't play music at all. I'm a freak teenager...
 

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lol I just play classic rock n some acid rock from the '80's ... but its really quiet cuz my computer speakers broke and so I just play it out of a head set... still loud enough so I can listen nicely and not wear the phones
 

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I think my fish would give their left fin to hear a little Nina Simone or B.B. King. All they listen to now is my crazy three year old signing Barney tunes.
 

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Wasn't joking.. the speakers and stereo are directly beneath the tank.
 

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Oh...you weren't joking??!! Probably not the greatest set-up. Even if the music itself isn't loud, the vibrations from the stereo will travel up to the aquarium and freak the fish. I suppose it would be comparable to a vibrating bed. I would move them ASAP if you plan to play any music.
 

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I usually keep it somewhat mellow for my fish. Metallica, kiss, Pantera, or ac/dc. But play it low
 

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