Hi. I was wondering if I need a light for my betta tank. Will it hurt my betta if I don’t provide a lamp?
A: Bettas do have a natural cycle that revolves around day and night. Many of us replicate that cycle by providing a light hood or lamp. When darkness falls he will sleep, which is important for all animals to remain healthy. Ambient light from the room should be sufficient enough but if you are keeping him in an unusually dark location you may want to consider turning on a light or providing a light hood for 8 – 12 hours a day.