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Old 04-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #1 
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Question Does the tank absolutly have to be heated for breeding? if so what degree?

i saw this video on youtube that said it had to be heated 80-82 degree? is that true wil they still make it if its a littl eless then that or not heated at all?
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The spawning tank absolutely needs to be heated. I keep mine at a constant 83 degrees. Your betta tanks should be heated anyways, whether you are spawning them or not. Bettas are tropical, and originate from waters that are always 78-82 degrees. Anything less and you have a lethargic betta.
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Make sure to do plenty of research before attempting breeding. The stickies at the top of the breeding section are a great resource to get you started.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #4 
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why do they need to be heated? my bettas never been heated and ive had one for about 4 and a half years
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Again, bettas are tropical fish. They need heated water, or else they will be more susceptible to illness and infection.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #6 
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dang that sucks
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #7 
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It's a part of basic betta fish care. You should want the best living conditions for your betta, just as you would want the best for a puppy. Bettas deserve to be treated well just like any other pet.
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well of corse this is just the first i am hereign bout a heater and those are a good bit of money especialy for a good bit of bettas
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Can they live with out a heater? YES
Will they be happy and healthy without a heater? NO
Its kinda like keeping people at 40F degrees all the time, we will survive but we wont be happy or healthy. I keep some of my bettas on a realy high shelf because heat rises so they stay at a good 78-80 in my house.
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Can they live with out a heater? YES
Will they be happy and healthy without a heater? NO
Its kinda like keeping people at 40F degrees all the time, we will survive but we wont be happy or healthy. I keep some of my bettas on a realy high shelf because heat rises so they stay at a good 78-80 in my house.
good idea!!! i should keep them in my roo minstead of in my basement i bet that would help a good bit then do you think?
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