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Old 10-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #1 
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Atilla doesn't seem to like light

I have a betta in a 10 gallon tank kept at 78F and filtered and aerated at low currents. Basically, its a good home for a betta.

Yet he is still lying around the bottom of the tank when I have the fluorescent light on. I just turned it off and now he's hanging out around the top. Is this normal? Should I abandon the light or will he adjust?

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Old 10-22-2008, 07:23 PM   #2 
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It sounds like a great home for a betta. How long have you had your betta in this tank??
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:10 PM   #3 
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I'd say to give him a place to hide from the light, as no fish likes to be in the light 12 hours a day, or even 8 hours for that matter... Build him a little cave out of PVC piping or terracotta pots. also maybe throw in 1-2 low light plants like java fern/Cardamine...

Hope that helps

P.S. Thats a mad name for a fish lol

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