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Old 05-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #11 
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What do you mean "To much"?

You mean you don't feel like spending that much money to keep your fish alive longer??
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:17 PM   #12 
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really if you cant afford getting a heater for the fish you love so much you shouldnt really have it. No offence.
and theres one at wal-mart for only 11 bucks, it works good :)
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:37 PM   #13 
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I will try to save the money and thanks for telling me what to do.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #14 
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-__- I am sorry for the pessimistic point of view.
If you get a betta, before you even go to the pet store with the intention of bringing it home, you should have done good research, and made sure that you could provide ideal conditions for it to live in.
If 11 or 12 bucks is too much to keep a betta you "love" alive, then you should reconsider having a betta. With bettas, a cold blooded animal, fluctuating temperatures, and water quality stunt thier growth, damage thier immune system, and everything.
I don't think you would like to be kept in a room with no heat in the middle of winter with the flu,
that is what the betta feels like right now.
I just get tired of kids getting bettas with no knowledge of them, or even
worse, ignoring the knowledge laid out for them.
If they aren't given the proper housing and living conditions, then they are just as good left on the pet store shelf.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:08 PM   #15 
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Jennyinurmouth I did my research but the book said they'd be fine in room temperature water.So whats up with that?
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:18 PM   #16 
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Which book? Because books aren't always right, I read in an Aquarium book that males and females could be housed together. Which does NOT work.

I know for a fact that bettas do NOT do well in room temp unless the room temp is 80 degrees. Heat is the one thing that bettas absolutely need.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:31 PM   #17 
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The point I am making, is that you made this thread asking for help, everyone tells you it is the heat, but you don't think that is true.
It would benefit yourself to put down the books and listen to these experienced people.
while your betta was frolicking in the 68 degree water, he seemed fine because the fluctuating temps, and water, haven't had the chance to visibly affect him.
By time you have him in another temp "70" he has already gotten "sick"

Since heaters for that size tank are hard to find, you might be better off using a heating pad.
I have even resorted to keeping them outside with a screen over the top if the temperature is warm.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:25 PM   #18 
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I believe that he needs heat.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:24 PM   #19 
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SLOW DOWN! I have a hydor mini heater that cost 5 bucks and keeps my water temp. at a constant 80 degrees. It resembles a little mini heat pad that you can stick under the gravel if u have any. Also don't change the water so often. It is very stressful on your betta. A good investment is getting the tetra whisper 3i filter. It is made for up to 3 gallon tanks. It is very small. It costs about $10 and 2 cartridges are $3. You change the cartridge out once a month. The good thing about is that first off the water stays cleaner. It also stays cleaner longer. With this you can do a good 50% water change once a week, and that's it. This may save your betta, and grant it a longer life. IMO thats not to bad of a price considering the possibility of a death soon.
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:02 PM   #20 
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Your great help themeparkfreak17 thanks!
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