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Old 08-18-2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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Blue Light vs. Red Light - Which is better for viewing nocturnal fish?

There are many nocturnal fish (eels, catfish, plecos, loaches, knifefish...)
I was wondering which lighting is better for viewing the fish at night, when they are most active!

I know blue light simulates moonlight and is more natural looking (sunset/dusk appearance).
But I also heard that fish cannot see red light, thus red is more effective.

Anyone know which is Truly better?

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ich, light, nocturnal

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