Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2013, 01:22 AM   #1 
JennNP
Member
 
JennNP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Humboldt County, California
Temp Control

Hi all, I'm new to Bettas (and to the forum), so I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

I bought my Betta yesterday and it was a semi impulsive buy. He's currently in a 3gal tank, and I need to get him some heat. I was going to buy the Hydro mini heater that was suggested in a care sheet on a sticky on this site. I'm wondering, what do I need to do to make sure the tank isn't getting super hot, or not hot enough? Do people generally use a thermometer and keep an eye on it? Or do I need a thermostat?

Also, any suggestions of a reliable and inexpensive thermometer would be greatly appreciated!
JennNP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #2 
MattsBettas
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
You need an adjustable heater (aquatop, hydor, eheim, etc) and a thermometer. Thermometers are inexpensive and can be bought at nearly any pet store, you want the type that you use a suction cup to stick onto the inside of the tank. The sticker type ones that go on the outside of the tank are notoriously inaccurate. Heaters are available for a good price on sites like amazon.
MattsBettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #3 
JennNP
Member
 
JennNP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Humboldt County, California
Thanks so much for the reply. I already ordered one..guess I'll have to return it when it comes and get an adjustable one. One more question, where is the best spot to place the thermometer (eg top, middle, or bottom of the tank)?
Thanks again!
JennNP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I have no self control! D: bettacrazygirl86 Betta Chat 7 02-06-2013 01:51 PM
pH out of control, please help! MMad1121 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 11 01-03-2013 01:21 PM
Problem with water temp/room temp help please Beckwithbabe Betta Fish Care 13 11-29-2012 12:01 PM
Problem with water temp./ room temp. Help please Beckwithbabe Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 11-28-2012 08:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.