Originally Posted by Serai7
I want to move my veiltail betta from his 62 degree one gallon bowl into an 82 degree 5 gallon aquarium, what's the best way to acclimate him from such drastic temperature differences to keep him happiest and healthiest? I just think the usual floating them in a bag or little cup for 30 mins and intervals of adding new tank water won't be enough?
Also, is it necessary to use aquasafe along with stress coat with all water changes?
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I would say to float him. with as much of the original water as possible. it will take longer for the temperature in a larger amount of water to even out.
I would say 2 degrees or so an hour would be about right. you may even be able to do five, watch for behavioral changes, and adjust as needed. You may also bring down the heater so that the temperature settles around 76. I've made instantaneous moves with my fish to +5F from their original temperatures with no adverse effect.
By the way, 62 is terribly cold. I'm surprised that your fish is still OK.