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Old 07-27-2012, 11:47 PM   #1 
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Light on or off?

Hello,

I have to leave my betta for about 40 hours soon. I am not too worried about food as I know that they can fast for a day (or two if absolutely necessary and will prep him with a little extra food for the preceding few days) but I am wondering if I should leave the tank light on or off during my time away?

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:49 PM   #2 
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Off. Bettas prefer dark places. It's all those plants in the wild that makes it dark for the Bettas. And you don't have to feed extra. Bettas can live up to 3 weeks without food.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:50 PM   #3 
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thanks!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:51 PM   #4 
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No problem. :)
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:55 PM   #5 
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+1 Imagine you trying to sleep under bright lights... with your eyes open
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:58 PM   #6 
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Yup, fish have no eyelids and can't blink or close their eyes, definitely off.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:36 AM   #7 
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If you room gets minimal natural light or hardly any at all like mine you can connect the tank light to a timer. This way your betta can have lights for a few hours a day and then it will shut off.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:46 AM   #8 
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If you room gets minimal natural light or hardly any at all like mine you can connect the tank light to a timer. This way your betta can have lights for a few hours a day and then it will shut off.

Timer is a great solution - this just came up rather quickly (hence the late night posting).

Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #9 
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Now that I am home would you recommend I leave the light on while I sleep for 6 hours?
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:04 AM   #10 
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I hooked mine up to be on 8 hours a day, because of my plants. Look at grocery stores for times, they're cheaper there.
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