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Old 02-07-2011, 07:49 PM   #1 
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Leaving bettas alone for a day

So i had to leave my Sumo all alone from yesterday evening to just about right now when I got home (so almost 24 hours)
Maybe i should have asked this before I left, but just incase it happens again, here is/was my dilemma.

My tank light can be turned off, on to "day mode" or on to "night mode" (a light, blue light)
When i left for the 24 hours i just turned the tank lights off completely and opened the blinds to my bedroom so that when morning did come some natural light would come in.

Was this the best thing to do? Or should i have left the full light or nightlight on the whole time?

(He is totally fine and wont stop dancing at the front of his tank, lol)

But yeah !! I felt so bad leaving him and not being there to feed him breakfast!!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #2 
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He's fine. One to two days is fone without light or food.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #3 
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It's best if you let them experience the normal night/ day cycle. I only turn on their lights at night when they are going to eat or when i'm sleeping in the next day.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #4 
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When I go home for the weekend I do the exact same thing... shut off the light and open the curtains. I also turn up the temperature in the room so his tank doesn't get cold without the light on. He's always fine! He's so excited to see me when I get back. :)
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