Tinted glass aquariums!

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by flipflop_2k, May 19, 2004.

  1. flipflop_2k

    flipflop_2k Pygmy Octopus Registered

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was wondering if tanks that have tints on the glass would give an octopus a longer chance of living. I bought a blue metallic tint sheet to cover my aquarium, so that I can see the aquarium inside, but whatever fish or octopus (in the aquarium) can't see us outside of the tank. I believe that will create less stress for the octopus.
    flipflop_2k :grad:
     
  2. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,215
    Likes Received:
    133
    Location:
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    It might, but Octopus eyesight in many respects is quite similar to mammals so my feeling is that if you can see the Octi it can see you!

    J
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,579
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Dallas Texas
    Actually, as soon as they get a little older and get their confidence up, most octopuses like to see you. They will place themselves where they can keep an eye on you, and they like to have some activity around. They're quite friendly!

    I put my bimac's tank a few feet from where I work on my laptop, so that we could watch each other - and so I could see when she wanted to play.

    Nancy
     
  4. Ceph Roy

    Ceph Roy O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, Nancy's right. I'm putting my tank right next to my bed in my room. I placed it at a certain angle, so this this way he can see both me and the tv!
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,579
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Dallas Texas
    I know the octo likes to watch you. So, does it watch TV too?

    There was a report some time ago about octopuses liking to watch cartoons. What about yours?

    Nancy
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    3,986
    Likes Received:
    6
    Re: Tinted glass aquariums!


    I think that your idea may create a reflection that the octopus can see and as they are solitary that may even cause more stress. In my opinion, seeing us isnt a problem.
     

Share This Page