Professional Cat Herder
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Tank of the Month!
- Dec 18, 2011
- Reaction score
- Where the deer and the antelope play
Some fish need the light hitting them from the side to show their best colors. I always felt that way with pearl gouramis. I actually installed one of those little LED tubes on the front of my old SE Asia tank to light up the pearls. It helped, but it wasn't as dramatic as when the sunbeam hit them.There are other people who pay good money for 'natural' fish pictures, you know.
On a related unrelated note, a lot of these fish that were breath-takingly colourful in the net are just pretty in tanks. Every collector says it, and they are right. I think I need skylights or a somehow heated greenhouse, if I can't get my own sun to install in the ceiling. I'd better pick up a lottery ticket.