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Old 01-23-2008, 08:11 PM   #1 
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Temperature Question

Is 82 degrees Fahrenheit too warm for a Betta?
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:28 PM   #2 
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Is 82 degrees Fahrenheit too warm for a Betta?
No. Bettas like warm, tropical temps. 82 degrees is fine.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #3 
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Currently, I do not have a heater, I only have a light. I am going to purchase a heater for the tank on Friday. But, I do not know what wattage I should get.

The bowl is one gallon. Is 50 watt too much?
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:14 PM   #4 
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Currently, I do not have a heater, I only have a light. I am going to purchase a heater for the tank on Friday. But, I do not know what wattage I should get.

The bowl is one gallon. Is 50 watt too much?
It really depends. A 50-watt is built for 10-15Gallon tanks. There is a small filter built for very small tanks. Here is the link:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...tt=heater&Np=1
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:03 AM   #5 
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Well, when I turn the light off at night because it is winter, the water temperature drops greatly. Before turning on the light this morning, I checked the temperature and it was 64 degrees Fahrenheit. I know this is a major change in temperatures for my Betta and I want to find the perfect heater for her.

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:37 AM   #6 
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That's a huge drop and could cause a lot of problems or even kill him. You're doing the right thing by getting a heater. I've never seen that heater before but I know that you can get micro-heaters for small tanks, probably in the range of 5-10W.
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Do you know where I'd be able to find those micro heaters? I have a limited access to pet supplies...so limited I've only got two stores to choose from: PetSmart and Wal-Mart.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #8 
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I have also been wanting to get a mystery snail to add to the tank, but I only have a one gallon tank.

Would my Betta attack the snail?
And is a one gallon tank too small for the fish and snail?
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:59 PM   #9 
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Yes, 1 gal. is too small for a betta and a snail. Snails are good poop producers and can foul up water pretty fast. They do best in a filtered tank. Cute litte buggers, though.

Some bettas won't tolerate a snail or in their tank. Mine didn't in a 5 gal. so I had to rehome the snail. It just depends on the betta's personality and how much space is available.
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Thanks for the tip on the snail and Betta!

But, I still need to know where I can find a micro heater for my 1 gallon tank.
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