Hi guys- hoping to get some expert advice here :).
Someone gave me a nice strong blue male betta because, apparently, if they couldn't get rid of it by the end of the week they were going to flush it. I couldn't have that happen, so I took him in.
Anyways, he came in a fish bowl- maybe about 2 gallons? I know that more space is recommended but I just don't have the money right now so I am trying to make the fish as comfortable as I can (at this point, I figure anything is better than being flushed down the toilet.)
My appartment gets chilly at night (way below appropriate levels for a tropical fish) and I dug out an old heater that I used to have with a 10 gallon tank. The heater is 50W. I filled up a bowl of water that is about 2 gallons as well to test it out and it seems to keep the water stable at just above room temperature on the lowest setting. If possible, I want to move this heater into the betta bowl so that he won't freeze at night. Is this safe to do? I don't want to wake up to realize that i've fried the little guy...