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Question about lighting:
Having my three in an aquarium I am having trouble finding the right light to really bring out their colors.

What are your recommendations?
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Lighting is just personal preference unless you have plants. I tend to like the 6500k daylight bulbs as I have floating plants in the tank, but they look kinda green to people not used to them. I once had someone recommend 5500k daylight bulbs, but I think they look too purple.

A solid color background helps bring out good colors, too. You don't even need to do anything fancy. I just taped black construction paper to the back of the tank.
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My kid just threw a biscuit in my fish tank :<

Are my fish gonna be okay?
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What kind of biscuit?

They sell lights that are designed to make the fish's colours pop more.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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What kind of biscuit?

They sell lights that are designed to make the fish's colours pop more.
I've no idea. It was from Church's Chicken.

I did a 20% change after siphoning out as much as I could. The fish seem to be fine and were nibbling on it when I noticed it.

Edit: It wasn't spicy or anything. Actually it was bland and boring

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My kid just threw a biscuit in my fish tank :<

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I'm sure they will be fine. You might want to skip tomorrow's feeding if they ate a lot of it. There was a pond at my university, and I would often go and share an order of bread sticks with the fish. I even had them eating from my toes by the end of it. Just think of them as the kids that got into the candy jar!
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I'm sure they will be fine. You might want to skip tomorrow's feeding if they ate a lot of it. There was a pond at my university, and I would often go and share an order of bread sticks with the fish. I even had them eating from my toes by the end of it. Just think of them as the kids that got into the candy jar!
I just get so worried @_@ Fluffy seems to be acting a little funny so I may give them a pea each later tomorrow. Fluffy is so prone to SBD that him tilting is not uncommon in the least. Silly chubby fishy.

Thank you so much for setting my mind at ease. I'd feel just awful if one of them went south.
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I never use backgrounds just too fake to me.
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I never use backgrounds just too fake to me.
Our walls are painted blue and it washes out my goldfish's color :<
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Oh! I have black background against mine too, I love it it really adds a good effect and makes the fish stand out! (well maybe not my solid black girl, but the others!)

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