I just bought a betta fish, tank, gravel, etc. yesterday. I bought a 1 gallon tank and put in water and conditioning stuff. The problem is that I keep my house very cool to save money and the water is not able to get to the proper temperature (it's around 64). (I was told that I would not need a heater for such a small tank). So my questions are:
How long will the betta live in the little container I bought him in (from Wal-mart)?
Can I put the tank near the space heater that I use in my bedroom? Will that be sufficient to warm the water?
I was contemplating taking him to my office to live, but even there the temperature varies (it IS warmer though). Will he survive another car trip?
Thanks for the help in advance.
**After reading all the posts today, I wish I had of waited on buying him until everything was set up. But of course the sales people said, "it's no problem" LOL.