Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta
I am exposed to 24 hour lighting and I have had my fish a while I can not leave them in darkness I have a phobia of darkness.
if it's a psychological issue for you, i'd suggest moving your tank (if you can) to a room where you usually won't be at night (living room, dining room etc). if you absolutely must have your fish in a lit environment, you might want to get a small wall-socket night light, and position it where it won't shine on his tank. if that's not an option, a red bulb will provide you with light, and not be as damaging to your fish.