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General Goldfish Discussion
Topic: eyesight (Read 1573 times)
October 23, 2010, 06:43:42 PM »
How far across the room can comet goldfish see? Can they see me if I am 20 feet away?
Reply #1 on:
October 23, 2010, 07:05:12 PM »
Eyesight in (gold) fish is pretty amazing.
They can see colours like us humans, but they also perceive the UV spectrum. Tey can accomodate to different distances but not in changing the shape of their crystaline lens like we do, but moving it backwards and forwards. I don't know what the furthest distance is they can see, but for sure they see further than 20feet which is about 6 m.
They can see you, hear you but also feel the vibrations when you are around the corner walking around.
When I am further away from our tank and I call their names and wave to them they go nuts and wiggle in the corner facing me
Last Edit: October 23, 2010, 07:08:04 PM by Hanna
Reply #2 on:
October 23, 2010, 07:37:37 PM »
Excellent description!! You call their names and wave! Ha! I have to try that.
I read in a book that they can only see 1 foot!! (I think it was 'Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies'. Who's the dummy?)
I knew this was wrong because they come to the side of the tank that I'm on, even when I'm waking up in the morning, or have the bathroom light on, etc., etc..
Last Edit: October 23, 2010, 07:39:44 PM by Summer Time
Reply #3 on:
October 24, 2010, 04:20:34 AM »
Goldfish don't have to see you being far away, but they can feel the vibrations of your foot steps, so they know when mommy is approaching with food
They can also hear you if you're talking or otherwise making sounds around them
Reply #4 on:
October 24, 2010, 04:27:40 AM »
My fish love when I put the radio on
I gave you a karma for that Hanna, very interesting.
Reply #5 on:
November 03, 2010, 11:45:47 AM »
I keep the radio on all day long if I'm gone for that very reason! (don't want them to get lonely lol) They seem to respond well to music...
Reply #6 on:
November 03, 2010, 12:07:50 PM »
I know it's amazing!
They at times, seem to be swimming in time to the music don't they?
Reply #7 on:
November 08, 2010, 05:23:26 PM »
I keep the radio on too in the kitchen where Tailer and little Joe and Muchacha are...Joe prefers soft rock and Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga
Last Edit: November 10, 2010, 01:30:25 AM by April
Reply #8 on:
November 08, 2010, 06:05:18 PM »
I'm a fan of Lady Gaga
. My fish are always watching T.V.!
Reply #9 on:
November 09, 2010, 01:51:22 PM »
My fish loved to watch TV with us before! Unfortunately, they're out of range now so they can't really watch us play video games or watch movies anymore
But I think they're pretty entertained by all the big, fun things in their tank!
Reply #10 on:
November 09, 2010, 04:58:40 PM »
Our fishies can peek into the living room and watch telly too, they also can see our sculls, at least. But they all watch me when I cook and they always drool into the plates, cups, mugs, etc and they go nuts when I open the freezer, LOL
Reply #11 on:
November 10, 2010, 01:36:28 AM »
They watch TV too? I wondered about that as that is where my new tank has been set up, about 20 feet away from the TV. I know my 'tiels enjoy watching the telly particularly FamGuy maybe Mr. Tailer will enjoy it too
LMAO Hanna, drooling as you cook, back of your skulls - hysterical!!!
Reply #12 on:
November 12, 2010, 11:12:25 PM »
lol guys! awesome conversation
Hanna - I gave you a karma for your first post in this conversation
Reply #13 on:
November 13, 2010, 04:12:22 AM »
THANK YOU Oranda Lover
Reply #14 on:
November 13, 2010, 06:51:08 AM »
Since I got my tank I've been observing Sunshine sleeping alot more, best times for catching her is when I have a sleep in on the weekend and it's still dark in my room around 10am. But as soon as I get up Sunshine knows and starts going crazy, it happens everytime. Very cute
Reply #15 on:
November 13, 2010, 01:18:18 PM »
so did I! My fish use to be asleep when we get up for work/school between 7-8. You can see them when the light in the bathroom is on c: Did you ever happen to "wake her up"?
As in, you turned on the light all of a sudden and she starts darting around half-asleep
Reply #16 on:
November 14, 2010, 05:23:08 AM »
Yeah, I've got mine in the exact right spot for observing sleep as it is parallel with my bed, so Sunshine can also watch me sleep
Haha. That's happened occasionally but I try to make sure it doesn't, both fish normally wake up when I get up anyway.
Reply #17 on:
November 15, 2010, 06:19:52 AM »
My fish: Orbitz goes crazy when the light is turned on! I don't no why.
Reply #18 on:
November 15, 2010, 06:21:46 AM »
How crazy does he behave? He may "only" wiggle for you, being happy seing you and of course begging for food
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