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Old 09-05-2011, 12:08 PM   #1 
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light on tank for eggs/fry?

I read somewhere, to leave it on until they hatch... so I have. the male takes pretty good care for them :)

But... after they hatch do I turn it off?
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:15 PM   #2 
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I would say to continue doing the day night cycle for them. It just seems right to do light in day dark at night. Bettas need to sleep too.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #3 
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true. plus the lights are a bother since they keep waming the tank without me wanting them to. I perhaps may get a small lamp, so it does not shine on them anyways. That way during the day they can have a light without burning up >< lol

hahaha my friend says my betta male doesn't look very entertained on egg duty... "seems to come to see me as if to say, 'anything going on in the outside world?'"

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #4 
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No - you leave the lights on 24/7 until they are free swimming. So that dad can pick them up and put them back in the nest. If the light is off, there is a great chance of him not seeing them and possibly the babies fungusing or what not
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #5 
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Good to know Cajun thanks for the correction. I freely admit I am a novice to all this.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #6 
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;) Just turned the lights off last night on my current spawn. They were all free swimming as of yesterday.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:05 PM   #7 
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Really Cajun? I have always givin a day night cycle just like they would in the wild but he does have a night light thats on low so they can see a little but even in complete darkness I have never found males have problems nor have they gotten a fungus.. maybe thats just me
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #8 
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That's what I was told by breeders, and everywhere I researched said the same. So I have done it and it's been cool.

Ya gotta remember that even in the wild though there would be light from the moon, and you also have to remember that our domesticated bettas are nothing like the wild bettas.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:16 PM   #9 
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Thats what the night light mimics is the moon, its a low led blue/white one, and I know wild betta are different. I just have never noticed a lower spawn count because the light is off I notice males can sense the falling fry and usually catch them and in the morning no more then usual have fallen out of the nest. And I did read everywhere to leave the light on. Personally I feel safe with a night light for him and thats it sense betta can spawn outside they will be fine dark inside. That and I hate having lights on when I am going to bed :p
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #10 
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sounds good if it's working for you :)
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