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Does classical music have a positive affect on fish?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ducklyn, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Ducklyn

    Ducklyn New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew if classical music had a positive affect on fish. I went to a fish store, run by an old man who knew a lot about what he was doing with the care and environment of his fish. But he also has classical music playing, so I don't know the affect it has or is supposed to have. So would be beneficial to play for my aquarium at home?
     
  2. Tyler_Fishman

    Tyler_Fishman Fish Crazy

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    Silence is best for any aquarium. I would assume Classical music is better than rock
     
  3. fluttermoth

    fluttermoth The current Mrs Treguard ;)
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    I'm afraid I've 'inflicted' a lot of different music on my fish over the years, including both classical and metal, and I can honestly say I've not noticed any affect on them at al.

    (I should say, I've never played anything very loudly; I have neighbours!)
     
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  4. Byron

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    The volume of any music does indeed affect fish in an aquarium. It is the "banging" of drums that is the worst. Fish have extremely sensitive hearing, different from how we hear. Fish detect vibrations.

    I have been sitting quietly in front of my tanks and someone next door will slam their car door, and the fish in the tank will all "jump." Tanks should always be located as far as possible from sound sources like TV and music speakers.

    I don't know if there is a difference in classical music to other types for fish, but there certainly is for humans. So a fish store with classical music will likely have a calming effect on the customers.

    Byron.
     
  5. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Fish Addict

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    best example ever, a door shutting.
    My CPD's are located right next to my door in my camper (house currently being built, 2 months away from finish line!!!!! or so...) and whenever someone shuts the door, they all go behind the larger thicker plants. Hiding, I personally gently shut it so it barely makes a sound though lol
     

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