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Do fish lights stay on at night?

Asked: Dave Antczak, Last Updated:

Just as we do, fish also needs darkness to sleep properly at night. In their natural habitat, there's no light during the night time. So keeping the aquarium light on in your tank during the night can disturb their circadian rhythm which causes stress in fish.

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  • What will happen if fish become extinct?

    The ocean will no longer be able to perform many of its essential functions, leading to a lower quality of life. People will starve as they lose one of their main food sources. The effects of a world without fish in the sea would be felt by everyone.

  • How often can I feed my fish frozen food?

    Frozen food is fed twice a week. Switching to a single high quality food would be better for your fish than feeding multiple lower-grade foods. Frozen foods can still be fed as treats. Make sure your otos are getting something to eat as well.

  • How do you know if cooked shrimp is bad?

    If you are buying cooked shrimp, they should be pink. Bad shrimp look discolored, and that discoloration might indicate that the flesh is spoiled. Also, look to see if the shells appear yellow or gritty.

  • Can you deep fry Kirkland tempura shrimp?

    Place frozen shrimp, evenly, spaced on a non-stick shallow baking sheet and bake on the middle oven rack for approximately 10-12 minutes until lightly golden and crispy. DEEP FRYER: Pre-heat oil to 350°F. Submerge frozen shrimp directly in hot oil. Deep fry for 2½ to 3 minutes.

  • What happens when two different color shrimp breed?

    Shrimp genetics are not fully understood in the western side of the world anyway. But different colored neos will produce mixed offspring and sometimes revert to wild type. Eventually if they kept breeding, I think you'd see a lot of wild colors.

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