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Old 12-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #1 
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Silly ? Can bettas hear?

So I know they can see and feel vibrations, but do they have anyway of hearing or recognizing voices? I swear Splash knows my voice. He swims right over when I talk to him and seems to recognize it...but maybe he only recognizes the vibrations of my voice?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:32 PM   #2 
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So I know they can see and feel vibrations, but do they have anyway of hearing or recognizing voices? I swear Splash knows my voice. He swims right over when I talk to him and seems to recognize it...but maybe he only recognizes the vibrations of my voice?
He might hear it in a way. Have you ever heard someone talk while you're under water? It's very uh.. blurbly is the only way I can describe it :X

It's possible he recognizes you and the specific vibrations that go with your voice and associates those together with you.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #3 
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I googled it! :)

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_betta_fish_hear#page1
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #4 
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So answer is kind of? o_o I'm more confuzzled now xD need more coffee to process data!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #5 
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I believe they can hear your tone and how you sound but I don think they hear real words. :)
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #6 
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So basically these lateral lines help them feel vibrations and I guess help them pick up vibes and turn it into sound similar to the human ear drum.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #7 
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But like you said I am pretty sure they don't actually understand words...chuckles..
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #8 
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I don't mean UNDERSTAND like starting a conversation. Lol I mean I think the can tell the tone of your voice if it changes from happy to stern.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #9 
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Hehe could you imagine?

"Here fishy fishy. Good boy, who's a pretty boy? Okay, now swim in a circle! Gooood boy! Here's a wormy for you!"
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Haha that would be so cute! But I love them just they way they are! ^.^ if my betta started "talking" to me I would freak! :p
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