I used to have my boy Ronnie's tank on my desk and he would have a clear line of sight to my TV which is probably about 4 feet away from there. Every night I would find him at that side of his tank, staring at the TV. He would even look at me when I changed the channel. Like Oh sorry, I didn't realized you like Law and Order, I'll change it back.
Just Keep Swimming
your fish are your responsibility; there are no excuses to why you cannot provide for your fish.
Bettas : Stella, Sebastian
Nerite Snail: Cedric