Reflections Question

Discussion in 'Rosy Barb' started by CharlotteD_98, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. CharlotteD_98New MemberMember

    Can fish see their reflection on the side of a tank?
    Mine seem to look like it’s chasing it’s own reflection only for a few minutes and then swimming off again?

    Have I lost the plot thinking this? please help
     
  2. Junne

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to FL :)

    Yes they can. You often hear of Betta fish "flaring" at the sight of their reflection thinking its another fish.

    Some of my fish love to "glass" surf at certain times of the day when the glass is reflective :)
     
  3. JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    yeah they can see their reflection unless they are blind. some fish hate seeing it though
     
  4. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Maybe it's doing a self reflection exercise like Stuart Smalley (SNL character) "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggoneit, people like me."
     
  5. Mike1995

    Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    my Midas cichlid used to attack his reflection. He would do it for quite a while at a time. Then go relax. And then go flare his gills. And so on. He was quite the character.
     




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