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Can fish sleep with light on?

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Aquarium fish do not need light and it is best that you turn it off during the night. Leaving the light on can cause stress to fish as they need a period of darkness to sleep. Too much light will cause algae to rapidly grow and make your tank look dirty.

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  • Where do they get crawfish from?

    Crawfish are found in all the southern U.S. states in warm waters during warm weather seasons. Small harvests of farmed crawfish for human consumption occur in states such as Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and the Carolinas. But Louisiana is by far the largest producer of crawfish in the United States.

  • Does overcooked shrimp get mushy?

    Overcooked shrimp is chewy or rubbery; if you undercook them, you run the risk of slimy shrimp which, in some situations, can be dangerous. But shrimp cooks very quickly, so there's a fine line between poorly cooked and properly cooked and we're here to make sure you don't cross that line.

  • How many times can you eat fish a week?

    Eat 2 to 3 servings a week from the "Best Choices" list (OR 1 serving from the "Good Choices" list). For children, a serving is 1 ounce at age 2 and increases with age to 4 ounces by age 11.

  • How much salmon do I need for 4 adults?

    Food estimates say you will need 2-4 pounds of fish per 4 people depending on the fish's type and cut. If the fish hasn't been deboned, you might need up to 4 pounds of fish per 4 people that you might be preparing the salmon for. It might end up remaining a little bit better, a little too much than too little.

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