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Nuttawet 10-13-2009 11:37 AM

Can light that come with tank kill dwarf gourami?
 
Can light that come with tank kill dwarf gourami?

1077 10-13-2009 11:59 AM

Bright lights may make fish uncomfortable but can't kill them unless it's making temp in tank too warm.
Most fish that die are a result of being kept in poor water conditions either at fish store or in our tanks.
To find out ,you might test your water for ammonia,nitrites,and nitrates or take a sample of your water to the fish store and ask them if they would test it for you. Many of the stores will do it .

willieturnip 10-13-2009 02:56 PM

I suppose so, if it's a million watts of UV or something..

adiumroot 10-13-2009 03:05 PM

I haven't heard of light killing fish. Unless it's very very bright or it makes the water really hot. Like using a floodlight on a 10 gallon.

I've heard of some fish jumping and getting lodged on the lighting tube and getting fried, though.

Calmwaters 10-13-2009 03:14 PM

http://www.fishforum.com/freshwater-tropical-fish/can-light-come-tank-kill-dwarf-3048
 
If it is an incadesent light and you leave it on to long it will over heat the water which can kill any fish.

Calmwaters 10-13-2009 03:25 PM

You posted this in 2 sections I answered in the other to but here it is again. Like the others said if it raised the water temp to much it can kill them. I had beautiful fancy tail guppys years ago when I was still in school, I went on a trip out of town with school and my mom left there light on the whole 4 days, all night and day while I was gone when I got home the tank water tempature was around 95 and all my fish were dead. My mom felt awful and so did I. I had left the light off but she had gone into feed them and had turned it on and did not relize she needed to turn it back off.

Nuttawet 10-14-2009 03:56 AM

What is incadesent light?
I leave the light on for 7-8 hours per day.

Nuttawet 10-14-2009 04:02 AM

I leave the light on for 7-8 hours per day.

JohnnyD44 10-14-2009 06:13 AM

i think the more important question is....what are you water parameters?
nitrite
ammonia
nitrate
ph?

something is the water chemistry is more likely to be off than a lighting issue....

Nuttawet 10-14-2009 08:13 AM

What is incadesent light?

Thank you for all assistances.


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