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Old 04-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #1 
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Bubblenest in a cold tank?

Okay, I understand bettas need heaters, and I was unable to find one for my tank, so I got him a light for now that keeps it at about 70 at most, which is too cold for betta fish....
And I was also under the impression tat they make bubblenests when they say they are happy, content, this is home, I'm ready to make babies, and so on...
And he's made a bubble nest. I was originally going to move him to my bigger tank and try him with my other fish (so I didn't have to spend more money on another heater) But, should I not do that now, that he's marked his territory in a sense?
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:21 PM   #2 
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Some betta's will make nests anywhere. 70 is way to cold, so I would move him.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #3 
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Or get him a heater.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:30 PM   #4 
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Yes, a heater would be best, but they said they didn't want to buy another.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #5 
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I guess I must have missed that. The print is so small. lol
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #6 
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Okay, I think I'll get him a heater--if he's happy now, I don't want to ruin it. But I've got to find one that works (if any) with a plastic tank. Maybe I'll move him to a warmer room for now, I just realized my room is the coldest in the house.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:10 PM   #7 
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I have a 25 watt heater in a 4 gallon and I got a 50 watt non adjustable for a 2 1/2 gallon.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:51 PM   #8 
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I moved him on to my desk, and away from my window. I feel kind of dumb now. His water is staying at a rather steady 74... It's not that warm, but it might be warm enough. He seems a lot more active, but still guarding his nest. Every now and then he'll flare randomly--I thought he could see his reflection, but he's always looking in a different spot. He did this for a while when I first got him. I think he might just be a rather (overly) aggressive fish.

Could I use a 25-watt heater in my plastic tank?
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I have a plastic 4 gallon with a 25 watt heater and its fine.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:22 AM   #10 
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I ordered a 25-watt heater yesterday, the Marineland VisiTherm Stealth 25-watt, don't recall seeing any mention of whether it could not be used for a plastic tank. I have a plastic tank (Marineland Eclipse Explorer), so I hope my heater will work ok with the tank when it arrives.
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