I am getting irritated at some people on here that have this preconceived notion that they are constantly mimicking the environment in Thailand. I have been doing the research and guess what? The temps in Tailand don't stay at 76 to 78! Who knew. Thailand has three seasons in one part of the country and two in another and some times of the year it gets as low as 64f and as high as 98f. I get the temp needs of 76 for fish that are domestic but people need to research more before they say that domestic fish need the same as wild fish. They don't obviously need the same climate. A domestic fish will die like that. All they have to do is google it LOL. I put in "What are the average temperatures in Thailand and got all kinds of info. Most sites were travel sites and said 18C to 37C was the average. in Northeast Thailand the temps can get as low as 8C in the cool season. Now I am going to dig around and see what portion of the country most bettas come from. I am betting south. Hmmm. I hate my researching brain. I am not really aggravated I guess I am more curious about the information people are putting out. They say all the time that Thailand is always tropical but it isn't. The weather changes with the seasons.
I can't find a straight answer on where they come from naturally, what portion of Thailand to be exact. All over or a certain part. Now I am sleuthing.
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Last edited by Shirleythebetta; 10-29-2012 at 12:37 AM.