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Old 08-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #1 
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This may be a dumb question

There is something I have been wondering for a while. Do you leave your betta's light on through out the night? Maybe this is somthing everyone just knows. I assumed you wouldn't but wasn't sure.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:58 PM   #2 
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No, I don't leave a light on for them. They have sleep patterns similar to ours: During the day they're awake and at night when everything is dark they sleep. Keeping a light on during the night would make their sleep schedule go all wonky. I'm not sure if some people still do it or not but I wouldn't recommend it. That's just my opinion though :)
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:01 PM   #3 
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Yeah i dont keep my light on all nite usually Have it on in the eavning then before i go to bed i shut it off
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:05 PM   #4 
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I dont recomend it. Your betta has to sleep too! Fish dont have eyelids, so they cant shut the light out. Turn the light off at night.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:09 PM   #5 
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To me a dumb question is one that's not asked in the first place ^.^ So you're question is far beyond dumb to me... Um.. I agree with the two above me. Just like people, fish have regular sleep cycles, so it is best to turn the light off every once in a while. If it makes you feel better, I've taken it a step further xD Where I keep my fish, I made curtains for him since I'm a night owl ^.^;;; So whenever it gets late, I turn the lights off, and if I'm wanting to stay up and leave my own lights on, I just close the curtains... but I'm not saying you have to do that, I just brought it up since it was related to the topic..
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Thank you for your replies! I feel a lot better now knowing I am doing that right :)
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:54 PM   #7 
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I don't keep my light on but some people do.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:48 AM   #8 
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if you have dark hiding spots it should be ok, the major problem with lights on all the time is algae i guess
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:22 AM   #9 
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Consider the lights to be for the plants and you. Most Betta can see in starlight to direct sunlight. I've never had one that had trouble by just nightlight nor had one that failed to sleep whenever it wanted to.

This is why you put coves and caves in for fish to sleep in.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:33 AM   #10 
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i turn mine off at night partially because the tank's in my bedroom and it's too bright to sleep with
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