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Old 05-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #1 
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Smile Fish Bowl and Heater

Earlier today, I got the 1 gallon plastic bowl that is sold at PetSmart and the square Betta-Fish water heater that they sell. The only problem is that the square heater doesn't seem to adhere to the plastic bowl. Does anyone know if PetSmart sells another type of heater that can fit a plastic gallon bowl? I am going to check PetSmart's website for advice while I wait for anyone to respond.

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Old 05-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #2 
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Hi countyrd419! First of all, bettas are to be in containers of NO LESS than 2.5 gallons or they will not thrive. The pad water heater is also not safe in tanks/bowls less than 2 gallons. The best bet is to get a cheap 2.5 gallon tank at Petco/Petsmart/your Local Fish Store with a small heater and thermometer, gravel, and a hiding spot for the betta. Bettas also need some sort of lid because they will jump and i have lost fish because of this. Glad to help!
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #3 
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Thank you bettaman12 for your advice. Thank goodness Cobalt is small. I know he will grow soon. I will return what I have to PetSmart and see what's available when I go to the store again.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #4 
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I would agree that 1 gallon is too small, especially for a starter, as water conditions can be very volatile in such small quantities, and you'd have to do water changes like every day. Also, most heaters would be ineffective for that quantity as well. the heaters they sell for them are designed to raise the temperature only a few degrees no matter the temperature, and ones with adjustable temps are too large. Go with a 2.5 or 5 gallon. Although they're more expensive, they're easier to maintain and can be heated/filtered more easily. I'm sure your betta will enjoy the room as well.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #6 
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A one gallon tank can cause your Bettas get diseases and possible die.
I recommend anything 2.5 gallon and up. My female Betts Whisper had her very own
10 gallon tank and she is so happy and healthy.
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