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Old 04-17-2010, 01:23 AM   #1 
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Sleeping behind heater?

I have a heater that has a thermostat so it stops producing heat when it reaches an ideal temperature. I caught my betta sleeping behind it, now I'm worried that it will get burned or something. Is there something I can do to prevent this? Or is it safe from getting burned? The heater is the Tetra submersible heater for 10 gallon tanks.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:31 AM   #2 
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He should be okay. My Leo likes to cuddle up to the heater at night too. I guess it's nice and cozy to them.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:12 PM   #3 
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Mine did that at first too, until he got comfortable with his surroundings.

A heater will never burn a fish unless it's broken. The creaters of submersible heaters must have thought of that first, haha :)
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:16 PM   #4 
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I was worried about that too, when I first started keeping bettas, but as has already been said, he'll be fine. :)

All of my bettas have WORSHIPPED the heater when I first put them in their tanks! They cuddle u.p to it or underneath it, and a couple have started bubblenests above the heaters right away!

So cute and harmless
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #5 
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Ohhh yeah... I have many boys who do this!!!

If a fish were to get burned from the heater, the heater is broken..
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #6 
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some of the larger heaters (100W+) can burn a fish pretty good. Smaller heaters shouldn't cause you problems.
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