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Old 02-28-2008, 09:19 PM   #1 
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I just bought a male betta today and i havent yet bought a heater... how long will he last until i get 1
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:30 PM   #2 
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He will last quite a long time as long as the water is not freezing(anywhere below 60*F or so) Remember to get a suitable sized heater for you tanks size :D
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:23 PM   #3 
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If you can manage to keep him above 70F, 21C, he should be OK until you can get the heater. Anything much less and he will slow down almost to a stop. Bettas do best around 80F, 27C, but like most fish they can adapt somewhat to less than optimum conditions.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:01 PM   #4 
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What size tank do you have?
Hydor and Marineland both make good 7w preset heaters, the temp will remain generally between 76-78. Those are good for less than 5 gallons, upward of that you'll want a good 25w heater, and more than 10 gallons you'll want a 50w. I personally like the Hydor ones, but that's just me :)
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