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Old 11-19-2010, 11:49 AM   #11 
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here she is, examining that light
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #12 
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You might want to turn that heater down to about 76 if you have it set to 80. A 50 watt heater can be a little overpowerful sometimes for a 5.5 gallon tank and running a fish constantly at 86 degrees for a prolonged amount of time is not ideal.
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right now it is keeping the water at 86* consistently, we should turn it down?
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:21 PM   #14 
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If someone else mentions it, I would. 86 is a little too high to keep a betta at for long-term and I know a lot of users only keep it that high if they're treating a sick betta. It speeds up their metabolism. I have that problem in my 5 gallon tank sometimes. In order to keep the temperature at 80, my heater is turned down to 76.
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ok, Mrvampire do you wanna chime in?
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:47 AM   #16 
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Aww how cute she stares at the light!
Good I'm glad she's eating, that's a great thing :) She'll be a monster girl in no time.
I heard also that 86 is for treating sick bettas, or when QT new ones to kill any internal bugs.
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adorable!
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:30 PM   #18 
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turned the temp down to 82, she has become super active and has already doubled in size! she is gonna wind up being my biggest girl i think!
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:39 PM   #19 
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Don't be suprised if it turns out male. Young males also get egg spots.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:40 PM   #20 
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If someone else mentions it, I would. 86 is a little too high to keep a betta at for long-term and I know a lot of users only keep it that high if they're treating a sick betta. It speeds up their metabolism. I have that problem in my 5 gallon tank sometimes. In order to keep the temperature at 80, my heater is turned down to 76.
On a betta this young 86* is preferred for better growth and development.
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