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Old 10-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #1 
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New Heater

Hi everyone!

I just joined the forum and have a question about setting up a heater.

I've had my male double tail for about three months now. Temps in his tank weren't too bad before, but I just moved to San Francisco and it's chilly here! So I bought a heater. I've never dealt with one before. How do I go about acclimating him to this change? Should I put him in a temporary tank until I get the temperature stable?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 
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Welcome! Yay for a heater! :)

What I did was I raised the temperature 1 degree a day from the base water temperature. If you have a long way to go I would probably try to do 1 in the morning and another 1 in the evening. I would be very vigilant to make sure the betta is adjusting well. They might act a tad odd (more active is usually what I see) but if something severe is happening I would go back to the previous temp and try again the next day etc.

He should be a part of the changing process so no temp. tank etc. Bettas ideally need to acclimate slowly to new temperatures (which is why a heater is so recommended!) and are most 'happy' at a warm and stable temperature.

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