Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #1 
quickpatch
New Member
 
quickpatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: the Washington Palouse
Room temperature limits for betta tank

I understand that the water temperature should be 78-82 degrees and not below 76. I understand that the lid to the tank will hold some heat in the air between the top of the water and the tank lid. It seems that a thermometer in the air space between the water and the tank lid would tell me the temperature of the air that my betta is breathing. What is the lowest air temperature a betta can breath without causing a health concern? I want to make sure I don't cause a problem by turning down the room temperature at night. I am wondering what other owners do about night time room temperatures and what is the safe temperature range of the air my betta is actually breathing.
Thanks,
quickpatch
quickpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #2 
shellieca
Reference Team
 
shellieca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
I've never heard of a concern of the air temp just the tank temp. I wouldn't worry about it. My house temp goes into the 60's in the winter & low 70's in the summer, never had a problem.
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #3 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I think the key is more to make sure the air above the water is extremely humid and not super dry. A lid should retain a lot of humidity.
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #4 
Alcemistnv
Member
 
Alcemistnv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Orange/Ulster County, New York
I always thought it was more of worrying about the water temperature, not the air... otherwise we'd have a problem when the temperature drops down in the winter.
Alcemistnv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #5 
quickpatch
New Member
 
quickpatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: the Washington Palouse
Thanks shellieca and Olympia. I have read warnings in a couple of places that cold air could be a problem, but no specifics were included in the warnings. Thank you both for your help.
quickpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #6 
LittleBettaFish
Member
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
I only thought this really applied to fry when they are developing their labrinyth organ.

Some of my tanks don't have lids, and being winter here, our house drops to around 10 degrees Celsius. I have never seen any health problems because of it.
LittleBettaFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #7 
finnfinnfriend
Member
 
finnfinnfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Should a heater be able to keep a stable water temp despite fluctuations in the room temperature?
finnfinnfriend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #8 
finnfinnfriend
Member
 
finnfinnfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Oops sorry didnt realize how old this thread is. I'll just start a new one...
finnfinnfriend is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta air temperatures, betta room temperatures

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Are there any fish that can live in room temperature water? teeneythebetta Other Fish 22 07-24-2012 07:49 PM
Enough (or, learning one's limits)! Here Fishy Fishy Fishy Betta Chat 9 06-28-2011 12:10 PM
Keeping a Betta at room temperature? kentynet Betta Fish Care 2 09-20-2009 01:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.