Originally Posted by Ajones108
Anything above 82 for a prolonged amount of time isn't safe for Mr. Fish. I know that some people freeze ice cubes made from treated water and then if necessary they plop a couple in the tank.
Where did you hear that bettas couldn't be kept above 82 degrees? I was under the impression the the temperature range usually given for keeping bettas is 75-86 degrees. Please let me know if this is wrong. Most of my tanks are actually at least 80 degrees, some maybe a bit higher and I haven't had any problems.
I don't think 86 degrees would hurt a betta. I think that trying to cool down the water too quickly by adding ice cubes could cause possible temperature fluctuations that might be stressful to the betta.