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Old 07-23-2010, 04:27 PM   #1 
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New light causing reflection

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I just got a new light that's much brighter than the previous one and is made for live plants cause I'd like to add some plants to my betta's aquarium... Well it seems that the new light is making my betta see his own reflection and now he keeps flaring at the glass and he's doing it quite often. I'm worried it will stress him out but I'd also like to continue use of the new light so I can grow plants. Any suggestions as to how to reduce to reflection? Thanks all!
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:50 PM   #2 
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You can try putting a lamp near the tank. When their light is on and it's dark around the outside of the tank, it's easier for them to see themselves, especially if they're in a corner or their tank backs up to a dark wall.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:57 PM   #3 
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You don't have to have the light on 24/7 for the plants.
That will stress out your betta more than his reflexion.
Turn the light on during the most bright time of day for a few hours and always keep off at night.
I personally don't turn on the lights at night unless I'm supervising the fish. I would hate for them to get too stressed out and bite their fins.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:11 AM   #4 
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The light isn't on all the time it's on like an 8-10 hour shift... I just don't want him to flare for 8-10 hrs... And I'll try to lamp thing I was thinking maybe angling the light differently? Well see how that goes...
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