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Old 11-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #1 
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Will my fish die

so i jus my 2 new bettas and it's kinda cold in my house but im getting a heater on monday(2day is sat.) will my fish die by then??
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:46 PM   #2 
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okay just from my experience, NO!!! hahaha I have had my bettas without a heater for about 2 weeks. ( I got a heater from an old tank of my moms today)

It is best if they have a heated tank. Just on monday make your way down and get a adjustable heater.

Depending on the size of your tank will determine the WATT you will need.

I know here in Manitoba where I am from they run anywhere from 20-50 dollars, like I said depending on what you will be needing.


What size is your tank?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:50 PM   #3 
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kinda small
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:10 AM   #4 
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Well you need at least 2.5 gallons per betta, you can always get a 10 or 5 gallon tank and divide it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:21 AM   #5 
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mine is about 5 than divide
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:23 AM   #6 
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What temperature is 'kinda cold'?
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:27 AM   #7 
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I didnt have a heater for a while and really needed one (my room was like ICE)... In desperation I would occasionally replace (some, not too much) water with warmer water. The water wasnt *hot, and it was put evenly around the tank and was conditioned accordingly. I had a smallish 1-gal critter carrier in the beginning and could keep it under/by a warmth producing light with a barrier to its brightness and not its warmth.
Idk if itll help, but I wish you luck D:
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:24 AM   #8 
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I didnt have a heater for a while and really needed one (my room was like ICE)... In desperation I would occasionally replace (some, not too much) water with warmer water. The water wasnt *hot, and it was put evenly around the tank and was conditioned accordingly. I had a smallish 1-gal critter carrier in the beginning and could keep it under/by a warmth producing light with a barrier to its brightness and not its warmth.
Idk if itll help, but I wish you luck D:
I did the same with the warmer water until I got a heater. My living room doesn't have a working heater right now while I do have an aqua heater I also keep plastic wrap over the top of the tank and it keeps it warmer. Also at night I wrap the tank in a towel LOL I don't know if it works but it makes me feel better :D
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:50 AM   #9 
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Personally, I don't think he will die in that short of a time. If you want, however, you can put his container on a heating pad set on low. I used that method once for a few days in a pinch and it worked out just fine. :)
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #10 
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He won't die unless your house is REALLY cold...if it's 60's-70's he'll be okay, but you should get him a heater ASAP.

And how small is "kinda small"?
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