My fish is in one of those 2.5 gal Aqueon Betta Bows, which came with possibly the world's crappiest light bulb. When it's on during the day, it raises my water temperature up to like 82 degrees, which my fish is less than pleased about...
Today I noticed that he was hiding on the bottom of the tank under his bridge or in his plants, which worried me a bit... I turned out the light and saw an IMMEDIATE change in behavior. He's his normal self now, swimming all over. So, I figure the light was wayyy too hot... I've taken the bulb out.
I know this is a common problem with this tank... so people who own it/have experienced this - what kind of bulb did you use as a replacement? A better incandescent? I found a tubular compact fluorescent that will fit... but it's like $11... which is a lot for a light bulb... Is it justified by the fact that those things last FOREVER?
I /am/ willing to buy that one, I just wanted some other opinions before I rush to order it. In the mean time, I moved my desk light closer to the tank so he'll have some light before I get a new bulb... He's in a pretty dark part of my room :/
So - better incandescent? Compact fluorescent? Some other solution?
OH, and if I do get the CFL... It'll be a week or so. Kinda low on money to spend on the fish right now... what with college stuff to buy.