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Old 10-03-2010, 10:30 PM   #1 
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Pale around the gills

My blue betta gets pale around the face and gils almost daily. It doesn't last, and he's acting normally and eating, but I'm worried. I'm thinking it's because his 2-gallon bowl is getting too cold but I'm not sure. I've bought 2 heaters and for some reason both of them don't work or they only keep it at 72 degrees, it never gets any warmer. The ones I bought were 25 wat, which I would think would be plenty. Does this paleness mean he's sick or that he's just getting too cold? Thanks for any thoughts!
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:20 PM   #2 
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If the water is 72 degrees, then yes, I would say that he is too cold. What brand/style of heater did you get? Does it have an adjustable temperature dial?

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:51 PM   #3 
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Got another heater, this one seems to be working. The temp has stayed steady at 78 degrees. No more paleness - guess the little guy was just getting cold.
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Good to hear that you seem to have solved the problem. Keep us updated!
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