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Old 11-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #1 
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Hello,

I just got home with a Betta. I am temporarily using a small (about a gallon) glass container for him. I plan on getting a much better setup (with heater, filter, etc.) soon. I would have waited until I had this to bring the fish home, but I figured anything is better than the tiny cups they are kept in at Petco.

Now that I have the Betta (in it's cup from Petco) and my container setup (I did, at least, condition the water):

How long should I wait for the water in both containers to reach room temperature, so that I can safely put the Betta in it's new container?
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #2 
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I usually wait an hour or so for mine. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #3 
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Is the cup floating in the 1g tank, or are they kept separate?
I would think it'd help both waters reach the same temp together if the cup was floating in the tank.

I am new to betta ownership, so I do not know how long it takes for the water to reach ''room temp'', but there are plenty of people here that can answer that. :)

((P.S. My betta, Jasper, is also residing in a 1g tank because until I get a bigger tank set up for him, I agree "It's better than the cup".))
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #4 
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Not in the water

...it won't fit, otherwise I would have it in there. The container I have is long and tall, but only about 6 inches wide. It's just short of being wide enough for the cup to fit in it.

He is sitting in his cup, on top of the other container, trying to "get down there"
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:16 PM   #5 
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an hour or so? sweet!



I'm glad I asked! I Googled it and someone on wikianswers said to use a thermometer or wait at least 24 hours. I don't want him to suffer for another 24 hours in the cup of water he is in. It's been at least an hour now. I'll wait a bit longer then set him free. ;)

Thanks for the welcome! I'm excited about having a Betta to care for, and I can't wait to get a bigger tank. There are some pretty cheap deals on craigslist where I live...

I'll take some pictures, as soon as I get him in his container.

HA HA! I LOVE the smilies on here!
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:23 AM   #6 
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You'll love your betta! They have great personalities.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:31 AM   #7 
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #8 
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He's a handsome fella. I like the blue/purple ones. :)
Welcome to Betta ownership! I'm glad I'm not the only newbie right now! Hehe
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:38 AM   #9 
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I usually have a pitcher of water that i keep on my counter all the time. So when I change the water of my fish I usually use that water since it's the same temp as the water that was in the tank :).
Maybe filling a pitcher of water and leaving at room tempreature in the morning to change the water in the afternoon could work
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #10 
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Congrats on your new guy and welcome to the addiction and to the group.
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