Okay, my betta fish lives in my bedroom. Unfortunately, I have an issue with windows and therefore, my room has no window and is in the basement, so there is no natural light in my room. My betta is fine so far, but I'm concerned the lack of natural light will have a negative effect on my betta. He gets artificial light for a strict 8hrs/day minimum, but is that enough? What are my options here? I've only had him for a day or so and I've had betta's before that lived upwads of 4 years. Will this affect his life span?
I have never bought a betta that I felt sorrier for. He was kind of sickly and sluggish but the most lively of all the bettas at my local Petsmart. When I put him in the new water, he perked right up, but he still isn't eating very much. His coloring is already starting to enhance, so I'm not really that worried. (Except for the other bettas that I was forced to leave at the store... There were two dead beta fish out of 6 total there and the others weren't looking that healthy either...)