Yes,bettas like light. Betta fish need scheduled light and dark periods to maintain their regular sleeping patterns. To keep bettas content,you need to replicate the light pattern of their natural habitat. Try providing them with 14-16 hours of light and around 8 hours of darkness.
People also ask
Do betta fish need LED lights?
Betta fish, like most animals and even humans, need a light cycle. This can easily be done with LED lights as it can with fluorescents. Any light which won pass to much heat into the water is fine; however, LEDs are inexpensive to run. LEDs can also help with other aspects of a Betta fish tank, and not only their day and night cycles.
Can betta fish see color?
Betta fish can see pretty much the same colors that you can, although it thought that the hues and shades that the fish see are slightly different from ours. Also, some bettas cannot see red light, and those individuals may, therefore, be described as colorblind.
Do betta fish need to sleep at night?
That fine for the fish, as they can see the food that they are offered, and, if they want to, they can escape the light and rest among the plants or caves in the tank. However, just like their wild cousins, captive betta fish do need to sleep at night.
Why should I Turn my betta fish light off at night?
To understand WHY you should turn your bettas light off at night it helps to understand their natural habitat. You see, bettas live in rice paddies and river basins around South East Asia. As you can imagine, these basins are often much more shallow than other tropical fish are used to.