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Old 10-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #11 
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No problem. I was surprised at 1st, too. :p
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #12 
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I keep mine in the 74-76F range on average in the house. Spawning tanks can range in the 78-80F area. I have found that too warm or too cool with eggs/fry can cause growth/development issues. Too warm and they develop too fast and too cool they develop too slow-both cause weak fry. In my grow-out tanks I keep the temp in the 76-78F range.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #13 
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The best IME is 76F-78F. Having the water warmer will make their lifespan shorter because they're growing so fast with all the heat. I say 80F as maximum if you want your Betta to live a little bit longer.
That is something I do think about, but their colors are fantastic at 82. Plus it isn't the length, it is the quality of life.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #14 
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Yeah, but the colors are still vivid and rich. Well, my temperature is at 76F and Lebron has this deep red. And a temperature of 76F won't even hurt. That's sufficient for their health. (;
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #15 
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I have different temperature for 5 of them depending on the heater. Some of my heater just don't go above the 72*. So the temperature for them 72; 74 or 76 but never warmer than that. Only in the summer time it actually warmer and i prefer to do more water changes because i read that the warmer is the temperature -more chance for infections. So in the summer i take all heaters out. The temperature fluctuation between morning and night(2-4* per night) seems like don't bother my bettas at all because it gradual.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #16 
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #17 
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The best IME is 76F-78F. Having the water warmer will make their lifespan shorter because they're growing so fast with all the heat. I say 80F as maximum if you want your Betta to live a little bit longer.
I disagree 78-82F is best.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #18 
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I agree with the other answers.
I kept my tank at 80* steady with an adjustable heater that had a thermostat. The heater I used was via aqua brand available on amazon.

Our bettas come from wild bettas who live in Thailand where the temperature on a normal day often reaches up to 90 degrees.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #19 
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I use 80F had him Two years.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #20 
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Okay, I have my opinions and you have yours. (;
Choco, didn't you say that they can live up to 6 years? That's like... Only 1/3 but it seems impressive since I only had Lebron for like, 7 months. xD
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