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 #2004  by Priscilla
 29 Oct 2016 18:50
Hi all,

Is it advisable to leave the blue light/night light on for the opae?
Or do they prefer total darkness at night?
Thought of leaving it on because it could probably help them see a little better at night. :huh: :omg:
 #2006  by caine
 29 Oct 2016 19:04
I think you won't go wrong with leaving it on if it isn't super intense. It's the "moonlight" concept. The flip side is that they don't have an issue with dark. They do swim into those volcanic crevasses and caves and what not in their natural habitat. It has to be plenty dark in there :)

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 #2007  by Priscilla
 29 Oct 2016 19:10
caine wrote:I think you won't go wrong with leaving it on if it isn't super intense. It's the "moonlight" concept. The flip side is that they don't have an issue with dark. They do swim into those volcanic crevasses and caves and what not in their natural habitat. It has to be plenty dark in there :)

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Cool! Thanks Caine! :happy:
 #2011  by Wander
 30 Oct 2016 09:10
Like Caine said, they don't need it at all.
I don't know why people have nightlights to be honest...
 #2012  by odin
 30 Oct 2016 09:40
They dont 'need' it but it looks very pretty when its on :smile:
 #2037  by Priscilla
 31 Oct 2016 15:40
odin wrote:They dont 'need' it but it looks very pretty when its on :smile:
Yeah I agree!
But will the lights be a disturbance to them when they sleep?
 #2038  by Priscilla
 31 Oct 2016 15:42
Wander wrote:Like Caine said, they don't need it at all.
I don't know why people have nightlights to be honest...
Maybe to see them at night.
Was worried that having the light on for night viewing would disturb them. :sad:
 #2039  by caine
 31 Oct 2016 16:20
I think they'll be fine. Out in the open, the moon can be quite bright at night. If you want to be really fancy, you could match the night light period to the same as the moon's current phase. :grinning:
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 #2040  by odin
 31 Oct 2016 19:06
I dont see any issues with having a night light on at all, if anything it may be less stressful for them to have a night light that flicks over to full lights in the day. In my tanks its pitch black at night and when the timer kicks in all the bright lights come on and i bet its not a nice experience for them all when it comes out of the blue like that! :smile:
 #2049  by Priscilla
 05 Nov 2016 06:19
odin wrote:I dont see any issues with having a night light on at all, if anything it may be less stressful for them to have a night light that flicks over to full lights in the day. In my tanks its pitch black at night and when the timer kicks in all the bright lights come on and i bet its not a nice experience for them all when it comes out of the blue like that! :smile:
I've tried leaving the blue light on for a few nights now and I noticed that they are a lot more active under night light than day light :huh:

Right now in day light they are just stoning and scratching away, if not, hiding. are these behaviors normal for them?
They have also not been eating food that I put in, the last time I fed them was about 2-3 weeks ago I think :sad: