can betta fish hear all the way to their glass bowl?Like does it get headaches?
Betta Fish can hear through their glass enclosures. They do have ears that are covered with skin. It is said that what a fish hears, is 5 times louder that what we'd hear. That's why in places where large aquariums are, they ask you to not tap on the glass.
As far as a Betta getting a headache, I'm not sure, but loud noises can startle a fish, causing it stress, in turn opening a gateway for fish illness. ( A stressed fish is a sick fish, a sick fish is not a happy fish)
So try not to tap on your glass too much.
imagine yourself in a swimming pool. If you go under water you really can't hear people standing on the deck talking, etc. But if somebody was to bang on the bottom or side of the pool it would be really loud. Sound travels well under water but doesn't make the jump from air to water very well.
Fish that have a lateral line feel noise. I just read an article that says the lateral line on zebra danios is made of the same material as the little sensory hairs that vibrate in human ears and thus send a signal to the nerves. Zebra fish can apparently regenerate those sensory "hairs," so researchers are trying to see if they can splice a few genes and make us old folks hear better.
Along those lines, what do you think about starting a "Useless Fact of the Day" posting?
I like the idea of a "Useless fact of the day" posting. I'm filled with all kinds of useless information... For some reason i'm a sponge for unfavored facts.
Then you have the honor of starting the UFOD string in the Off Topic section. This could really be fun.