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Old 10-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #1 
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HUMAN Thermometer to measure water temperature?

Can I used the normal body thermometer to measure and "try" to adjust the temperature of the water inside the fish bowl for my betta?


I am trying to measure the temperature of the water, first it showed 7 degrees celcuis then i added 1 very small glass of heated water on about 1 liter of cold water and measured again it displayed 32.2 degrees celcius and so i added cold water again....did that process many times but i cant get it to reach 25

Im still trying...
actually i figured out my betta was in 7 degrees so im planning to move it first to about 10 to 12 degrees for 30 mins then keep on gradually increasing the temperature so it dnt get a shock

Is that ok???? I dont have the water thermometer at the moment and im a very busy person Ill try to get as soon as possible
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:03 PM   #2 
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The thing is, he needs to be in a consistently warm tank. You need a heater.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:54 PM   #3 
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You need a heater - 7*C is FREEZING for a betta!
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #4 
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Bettas are TROPICAL. you NEED a heater. many people said that on your other post. thermometers for a tank are pretty cheap and even if you buy a cheap basic heater that is something, next time you buy a new pet though you should really research them fully and buy everything you need before you actually purchase the pet.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #5 
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I know ur right i shud have researched...sorry...but wen i went to the pet store the guy told me its fine it dont need oxygen no heater no nothing...just water change every 3 days and feed only once a day 3 pallets or 2 ... and he said dont put it with other betta fish.. thats all the info i got from the guy and i believed its true since hes the pet store guy...

now i realized he just wants to sell and concerned about gettin money more than the safety of the animals. :(
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:06 PM   #6 
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That's crazy. 7 degrees C is only 44 degrees F. That's literally just above freezing. You are killing your fish. And fluctuating the temps like that and that fast is causing even more harm. Certainly the room that the fish is in isn't that cold. The water should be at least room temp. If you need to, turn the heat up in that room at least to mid 70's until you get a heater which needs to happen ASAP.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:35 PM   #7 
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you need to check your other tred there is a lot of seggeshtons on there and important queshtons
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #8 
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Sadly most pet stores are like that. there is a thread floating around somewhere on here where people are sharing all the dumb things petstore people are telling them. its pretty funny
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #9 
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Wait... How'd you have it at 7 degrees C??!! my room alone can drop to 14 degrees, which is why I have a room heater
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #10 
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My guys feel sick at 70F, I cannot imagine a betta being alive in 44F. This doesn't seem right to me...
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