Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2009, 11:16 AM   #1 
SummerOj
Member
 
SummerOj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Earth
Angry My etta needs a heater and a bigger tank but

*My Betta...my bad heh...OKay, I wasn't sure where to put this thread but I guess i doesn't really matter....
Anyways, I saved a Betta yesterday and all I had to put him in was a 1 gallon kritter keeper, and I made sure his water temp was okay.
But this morning, I noticed that the water temp is NOT okay, as it is at 73 degrees. This is my first betta and I want him to be happy! But my mother won't let me buy a heater or a bit of aquariumn salt to help heal his fins, she says that they are fine and always look raggity, but I know this not to be true! My little dude needs a heater and a bigger tank, how do I convince my mom to let me buy one?

Last edited by SummerOj; 12-31-2009 at 11:26 AM.
SummerOj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 12:35 PM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Bettas are tropical fish and need to be kept at 76-82 degrees.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 01:20 PM   #3 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Do you have epsom salt in the house? You can use a little of that (1/2tsp or less) in place of aquarium salt... its not the same thing but it will do in a pinch.

As far as the heater I would continue to try to ask your mom to get a heater. A hydor mini like this ranges from $8 on Amazon.com to $12 at petsmart and petco. It will work in a 1 gallon but you have to watch it.

At 73* your fish will be ok... its true that they do the best at 76-82* but don't let 3* put you in a fight with your mom. Try saving for a week or two to get the heater. Same goes for a bigger tank.. start saving and watching for deals on ebay, CL, etc as well as sales at petsmart, petco, and wally world.
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 04:14 PM   #4 
SummerOj
Member
 
SummerOj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Earth
OKay, I got the heater and a 3 gal for my betta. hehe....I bought them myself, after showing my mom in a betta book that they do need heaters. Thanks for the advice guys.
oooh at the mall there were some pretty bettas, but I'll stick with my one little guy for now.
SummerOj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 04:58 PM   #5 
Romad
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southern NH
Quote:
Originally Posted by SummerOj View Post
OKay, I got the heater and a 3 gal for my betta. hehe....I bought them myself, after showing my mom in a betta book that they do need heaters. Thanks for the advice guys.
oooh at the mall there were some pretty bettas, but I'll stick with my one little guy for now.
That's great news. Have fun with your new little buddy and Happy New Year.
Romad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 05:05 PM   #6 
Jupiter
Member
 
Jupiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario
That's good! Your betta will love his new home. :)
Jupiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 05:37 PM   #7 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I'm glad your mom let you have a bigger tank and heater. Good luck with him.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 05:42 PM   #8 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Wow good going! It took me a while before I had my mom convinced they need bigger heated tanks. Congrats and Happy New Year!
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 09:37 PM   #9 
SummerOj
Member
 
SummerOj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Earth
happy new years to you guys too!
I know where I'm going to buy future bettas now....the petstore at my mall, because they only have 6 bettas at a time and they are kept in HEATED 2 gallons. So happy about that!
SummerOj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 09:52 PM   #10 
SummerOj
Member
 
SummerOj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Earth
PS. If you guys want to see more picture of him + name its on a different thread in the pictures section.
SummerOj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bigger Tank 3ltonWorri3s Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 12-23-2009 11:56 AM
a bigger tank ifish Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 7 05-04-2009 03:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.