Light Sensitive Coloration
Name: Alyssa L.
I was curious. Does the sun have anything to do with the
color of fish scales? I know if you leave a goldfish in a dark room, it
will eventually turn white. But does that also mean light blubs and/or
colored lightblubs also have something to do with it too. I mean, if you
were to leave a red light blub on over the tank that your fish was in,
will it turn red?
No, the color of the light bulb will not affect the color of the scales. It will affect the way our
eyes see the color reflected from the bulb.
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Update: June 2012