Can fish see infrared light?

Philippines
August 22, 2008 8:29pm CST
i read an article about fishes that they can see infrared light. well light have different wavelengths, and our eyes are only capable of seeing the visible light (ROYGBIV), eyes of different organisms have different capacity and does really fish can see infrared? in this case, try sending MMS via infrared between your aquarium... ahehehehehe i never tried that...
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@vanities (11340)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Aug 08
nope im not sure yet on that..if fishes can see infrared light..maybe they can or they cant...just wondering what made you come up with this topic..maybe your watching an aquarium right now and holding a cellphone...
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
http://factcheck.guillible.info/discussion/217/can-goldfish-see-the-whole-light-spectrum/
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
sure.. althoug i cannot verify it because i am not a fish.. lol.. but i believe in you.. maybe they can see infrared light.. well good for them, they are supernatural..
• United States
23 Aug 08
I could not see the page that you listed but in my opinion, only the fish that live in shallow water "might" be able to see infrared light. The reason behind this statement is that as you go deeper in the water the reds and infrared will get filtered out so the fishes and other animals do not need to be able to see colors that are filtered out. It would not surprise me if fish that live in shallow water can see and detect infrared light.