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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: One of my fish is not looking well. Should I be concerned?
A: One sick or dead fish is not an immediate concern. However, you should keep a close eye on the other fish in your aquarium. If several fish die in a short period of time, contact Atlantis Aquarium immediately.

Q: I can't get the algae growth in my tank under control. What can I do?
A: Great question. Here's what we advise all our customers: Keep in mind that the main causes of excessive algae growth in an aquarium are too much light and overfeeding. Either one by itself will cause excessive algae. If your tank gets a lot of sunlight or if the room lights are on 24 hours a day, algae growth in your tank will always be above normal. Call us for a free consultation, and we'll see what can be done to optimize your current aquarium environment.

Q: Our office aquarium is beautiful at night when lit. But don't fish need to sleep some time?
A: Most all fish spend time in an energy-saving state that can be called "rest" that we think of as sleeping. The resting behavior of fish is very different from their behavior the rest of the day, no matter when they rest. Coral reef fish active in the day, hide and rest in crevices and cracks in the reef to avoid being eaten at night. Some fish rest on or under objects at night.

Regardless, your tank light should be on only during business hours, preferably no more than ten hours per day. Atlantis Aquarium can add a timer or adjust the existing one.

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