I have a bad case of N2BS (New To Betta Syndrome) and am a touch paranoid about my new friend who currently awaits a name. Now...
He's in a glass aquarium, 26 liters with heater and filter - no problems, he's happy and exploring.
The problem is he isn't responding to me or anyone or anything outside of the aquarium that approaches around the sides. I figure since he's new that's normal, though when he looks up he watches my fingers move and everything going on above him.
Looking into his aquarium I realize just how reflective that glass is when there is water inside. He actually... can't see out. I knew the sides were rather reflective and he has finished his flaring battles with himself, seems very mellow but it honestly seems like he just cannot see OUTSIDE of the aquarium.
Is this me being rather silly or is it at all plausible? If I need to get him a different tank I will gladly but I'm actually a little worried. I'd love to know that he can SEE me and what goes on outside of his little "void". Ooph, N2BS is such a pain! Hopefully I'll feel a little more comfortable and confident soon.
... Realize how silly this sounds. You don't know if you don't ask, though heh..