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Old 08-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #1 
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Do I need a heater?

I just got my new betta yesterday. I was wondering if i needed a heater, because bettas live at room teprature. Would i need one for cold winters here in canada?
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #2 
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I just got my new betta yesterday. I was wondering if i needed a heater, because bettas live at room teprature. Would i need one for cold winters here in canada?
YES. I live in Canada, and I lost my first betta years ago because I didn't have a heater. He died from the cold and the fluctuations. Get one ASAP.
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Thanks for letting me know! This is my first betta and i want him to last. :)
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What size tank is he in?
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #5 
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Half Gallon
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Half Gallon
Half gallon... That's far too small. They need *at least* a gallon, but a 2.5 or up would make them happy. Filtered and heated too.
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I found the tank at wal-mart and it said betta kit so... I need a new tank?
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If you can't get anything better for a half gallon, I think there are some .5gallon heaters at petsmart, but honestly, it's way better long term to just get a bigger tank and better heater :D
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I found the tank at wal-mart and it said betta kit so... I need a new tank?
They sell those because they look nice and can easily "trick" buyers, and then people buy it and their bettas live for only a few weeks.

I highly recommend a much larger tank. But it's okay, not your fault, you just didn't know.
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Do I have to worry about humidity?
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