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Old 06-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #6501 
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no it does not.. came with an air pump and a filter..
Might be a good idea to get one. Bettas prefer temps 78-82.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #6502 
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Might be a good idea to get one. Bettas prefer temps 78-82.
I agree. They're much more active and healthier ag the proper temp. They are prone to diseases in too cold of water without a stable temp. A heater with a thermostat would beperfect.

Here's one with a thermostat it's a good heater, perfect wattage for your tank and on sale for $12 : http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00544...dir_mdp_mobile
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #6503 
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do u know of a good one through pets mart or even walmart? i rather go buy then order online.. i'm new to this site and this is my first betta ever! i was looking up info on them and stumbled on this site.. and you guys seem to know a LOT.. i live in nj teh temperatures have been around there for now.. he(i think its a male) seems happy swimming a lot.. it's a 3 gallon tank for my one betta
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #6504 
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no it does not.. came with an air pump and a filter..
Your betta NEEDS to live in water temps of 78-82F
I highly recommend getting a quality heater
I personally highly recommend Theo Hydors. I currently use the 50W. Anything above 100W I've seen negative reviews bout em.

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #6505 
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do u know of a good one through pets mart or even walmart? i rather go buy then order online.. i'm new to this site and this is my first betta ever! i was looking up info on them and stumbled on this site.. and you guys seem to know a LOT.. i live in nj teh temperatures have been around there for now.. he seems happy swimming a lot..
I live in Florida, but I still have a heater. I can't RECCOMEND a heater at petsmart because I've only ever had the via aqua heater that I linked above. I didn't want to order online but I did because the stores sell them for very expensive.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #6506 
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okay okay ill get one.. lol ive had the fish for like 2 days maybe.. i'm still learning.. and have changed his home 2ce already..
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:54 PM   #6507 
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okay okay ill get one.. lol ive had the fish for like 2 days maybe.. i'm still learning.. and have changed his home 2ce already..
Oh, no we understand! We just endorse heated Betta tanks. I appreciate you taking the information were giving you and using it- some people are stubborn and dont care about the help we give despite the fact that itll improve the bettas quality of life.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #6508 
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is it true when they turn white they are stressed out? when i was changing his tank for the 2nd time he looked a little white. i felt bad.. he does really make me happy though. this is my 2nd pet for my new apt. i had hermit crabs for like a year. i may even want to get him some company so he's not lonely..but what can go with him. if it really is a male
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #6509 
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is it true when they turn white they are stressed out? when i was changing his tank for the 2nd time he looked a little white. i felt bad.. he does really make me happy though. this is my 2nd pet for my new apt. i had hermit crabs for like a year. i may even want to get him some company so he's not lonely..but what can go with him. if it really is a male
Bettas actually don't get lonely. They are not social creatures. The most you could have with him might be a snail, but the snail isn't going to interact with him and will just make more poo = more ammonia = more water changes. He's probably best alone unless you want to change the water more often.

As for the white Betta- I've never heard of that maybe I'm wrong. I've hear of horizontal stripes AKA stress stripes they get when they get stressed.
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is it true when they turn white they are stressed out? when i was changing his tank for the 2nd time he looked a little white. i felt bad.. he does really make me happy though. this is my 2nd pet for my new apt. i had hermit crabs for like a year. i may even want to get him some company so he's not lonely..but what can go with him. if it really is a male
make sure you added water conditioner.
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