I have been researching heaters for my two male Bettas (Alfred, Orange Dalmation V, and Archibald, Blue V). I haven't bought a heater yet, but I have kept them beside the vents in the house. With summer coming on, I know they will need some heat cause the house is kept at 60 degrees with the air conditioner. I know that I only need up to a 10w heater, preferably one that is submersible.
My question is, does anyone have any good suggestions for what type of heaters to use on a 1 Gallon tank or bowl? I have found a few that might work, but I want some experienced help. Please leave reviews and comments below! Thanks!
Zoo Med BettaTherm Mini Sized Bowl Heater
Never tried this one.
Marina Submersible Mini Aquarium Heater I've bought this on and didn't have any luck with it. It didn't heat the water very well in a gallon bowl (64*). It could have been that specific heater. I took it back to the store and didn't try another one.
Marineland Thermal Plastiv Shatterproof Heater This one I still have and it keeps the temperature around 80* in a one gallon bowl. I haven't had a problem yet with it.
Honestly, you could try any of these and see which one you like the best. Sometimes there are problems with individual heaters (of any brand) not keeping a good temperature, so make sure to buy a glass thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature and hold on to your receipt. If it's not working properly, take it back to the store and try out another heater.
Thanks! The Marineland Thermal was the one I originally wanted to try. Sometimes the peeps at the pet stores really don't know what they are talking about. Thankfully there is a guy at my local Petsmart who knows a ton about Bettas. I'm going to go there soon and pick up some heaters.
Usally you dont need a heater on a 1 gallon or even a 2 gallon aquarium.. Unless your house inside temp is getting below 69 degrees
Bettas are fine with 70-80 degree temps. I have even seen them live healthy in 67 degree water... but it dont hurt to have one
Hi, i'm new here, so please excuse any newbieness LOL.
I found a really good one online at Petsmart for 13 dollars, 17 if you ship it. It's a circle shape and has a little picture of a betta on it (black and white). It can heat your tank 5-10 degrees higher then room temperature. I'm going to get it this weekend! For my one gallon. Here's the link: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=4455060
Edit: sorry, i didn't read your whole post hehe :) My friend has the bettatherm and it's amazing. Better then heating waterbottles LOL. That's what i used to do.
And i know this sounds really stupid, but how do I start a thread? I've been trying for daaayss
This is so helpful! I haven't ever had to use a heater for my Bettas, due to the warm climates I have lived in, but now, the poor dears were cold in the winter. I have an old Orange Dalmatian VT who is nearing the end, and would benefit from a heater so he passes in some comfort. Thanks for the tips!