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Old 10-19-2011, 12:08 AM   #11 
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Maybe it is a repeat typo :) they CAN survive 10-15 degrees Celsius, but they start shutting down to keep alive, and is painful to them...
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:24 AM   #12 
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ok first of all i live in a hot country its atleast 25 to 30 degrees celcius inside the house without a heater....BUT MY QUESTION IS THAT NOBODY HAS ANSWERED YET TILL NOW... Is that i used a NORMAL HUMAN THERMOMETER to measure the water temperature of the fish...it displayed 7 degrees celcius...so i dont know if its rite to use a human thermometer to measure water??? Maybe Its giving me a rong reading I DONT KNOW, Should i ONLY use a water special thermometer or what???? IM CONFUSED

Im sure my betta is not well tho...I put him next to a lamp now so it should heat up a little....Im afraid of adding some warm water to his tank as it mite increase the temperature suddenly for him and drop suddenly again.....IM TRYING TO GET A HEATER>...the thing is i dont have a close by pet store. I should have it by today plz all pray for my betta
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #13 
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A glass thermometer? It should be accurate for now, but make sure to buy an aquarium therm. soon. They are very cheap.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:31 AM   #14 
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no its a normal human digital thermometer
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:31 AM   #15 
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i just dont understand how can the water b 7 degrees celcius if the room temperature could b minimum 25 degress C
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:38 AM   #16 
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I wouldn't trust a digital. I tried it once and it didn't read correctly. I believe they are only accurate up around human body temp.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:30 AM   #17 
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Yup it is not reading right :) living in a warm country, that reading for sure 100% is wrong lol. And yeah get a heater when you can.

Can you do a water change? That can perk him up maybe.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #18 
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A human thermometer can not be used to measure the temperature of air or water. It only works correctly when you are reading the tempurature of something solid. That's why you have to hold it under your tongue and not move it. So the reading you are getting is wrong since water isn't as solid as a muscle. If your room temperature is 25c then your betta tank is probably between 21-3c. Only a thermometer designed for underwater use will give a proper answer. I know the are around 1-2 US dollars near me, so maybe a simple theremometer is cheap near you as well.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #19 
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I asked my chemistry teacher today about water temperature and now i came up to the conclusion that the water temperature can NEVER possibly be below 20C cuz simply the weather here is around 20-30C and the house is even slight warmer so the water can never reach 7C....The thermometer reading is WRONG.

WELL If the temperature of the tank is right then WHAT IS RONG WITH HIM??
He used to attack my goldfish wen it was alone with him in the small bowl. Now i put them in a bigger tank and added another goldfish. since then he stopped attacking them. Therefore Im thinking of re putting him in with the goldfish as he seems fine with their company. Hes a very quiet betta and he DOESNT fight his reflection...

What i succeeded at tho is that I tried someone's advise on this blog to dip the pallets in garlic juice and mush it so it can b easy for his tiny mouth to eat lol....and the result was HE FINALLY STARTED EATING AFTER NOT EATING AT ALL FOR 3 DAYS...wooooooooooo!!! i was jumping from excitement...

So maybe attacking goldfish is not a habit for him maybe he was just not used to a bigger orange fish around him lol...Im glad hes ok with them now tho!
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #20 
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I don't think that's the actual temp of the tank....... she already said that she's not using the right thermometer.
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