Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2012, 01:09 AM   #11 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
I think he can. :) trust me, bettas are hardy - give them credit!!

Like I said, heat rises. put him higher up, in a warm spot in the house, with a towel around him. Syran wrap on top also helps, to block drafts - leaving of course a spot for air to get through. It also, keeps it more humid for him.
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 01:23 AM   #12 
MaxGreenMDE
New Member
 
MaxGreenMDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
So that I can make sure I can get it immediatly on friday I have to go with what petsmart has..so either this one

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...=Aquarium+Size

or this one

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...=Aquarium+Size

more than likely the first one.

The good thing is since I work at petsmart it'll be easy to exchange it if the first one does not work.
MaxGreenMDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 01:27 AM   #13 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
I had a top fin... someone mentioned to me top fin isn't all that great but I am not sure. Mine got water logged because of my stupidity x.x but I never had a problem with it :) and lol nice with working there :3 it will be easier for sure!

I have no idea about Marina.
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #14 
mardi
Member
 
mardi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The house of mouse
I think it's awesome that you're doing your research!

Your boy will be fine without a heater until then. As has been already said, just keep him in a place where there's not a lot of draft and wrap his tank in a towel at night.

The only two heaters i have experience with are the top fin brand and hagen elite submersible. The Elite submersible I have in a 3 gallon tank, and it keeps it at a perfect 79 degrees! I do want to advise you to test out the heater in a tank of regular water for at least 24 hours, before putting it in with your betta. I normally leave it on overnight, check the temp with a thermometer, in the morning to see how it manages the colder temperatures in the evening.

Also, especially if you're going for the top fin brand- after you're comfortable with the fact that it manages the temperature good, be sure to pour out some of the water that had been sitting with the heater into a separate container and smell it to make sure there's no funky smells. I've known people who have had problems with the Top Fin brand leeching stuff into their water. I returned a 25 watt Top Fin heater after it made my water smell like rubber. However, I do have a 50 watt Top Fin in my 5.5 gallon and haven't had any problems with it so far.

And welcome to the forum!

Last edited by mardi; 01-22-2012 at 10:23 AM.
mardi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #15 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
^+1
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #16 
Tikibirds
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Warrensburg, NY
I just drove from Alaska to NY with bettas. 19 of them died to a mishap with an unnoticed open back window but the other 3 I keep in my lap the whole freakin way. The temp stayed about 60 and they made it. So they can take colder temps for a little bit but its not really good for them
Tikibirds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #17 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Yikes!

And yep give bettas some credit :p how do you think they are actually able to last in bowls (given the bowls are cleaned....)? they are pretty hardy little guys, but warmer is always better
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #18 
Wolfboy51
Member
 
Wolfboy51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
If it comes to worst pour a little warm water (and i mean a little) conditioned of course. Ive done this once when my heater stopped working, the temp didnt skyrocket or anything (its an 8gal) but it did raise it a little. But cause u have a 2.5gal if u do, put less than 1 cup probably. And remember warm not hot water.
Wolfboy51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #19 
scootshoot
Member
 
scootshoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Like other posters have mentioned. Just wrap a towel around his home before bed.
scootshoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #20 
sholee
New Member
 
sholee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

I got this heater from amazon, the Hydor Mini 7.5 watt heater, and it works GREAT! I live in an apartment in nyc and right now i'm in the middle of winter, my room doesn't really get heat so i definitely needed a heater for my 2 gallon tank. So far the highest i've seen the heater go is 81 degrees and it usually stays on 80 degrees, I thought i would have to unplug it since it's not a digital heater but it works WONDERFUL, I monitored it the first night i used it since i had to work late anyways and it never dropped below 76 degrees and never raised above 81 degrees and for 9$ it's a great price. It also hides wonderfully under my gravel. Feel free to check it out.
sholee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long to wait? monroe0704 Breeding Betta Fish 6 03-28-2011 12:01 AM
How long should I wait? wildmagic713 Betta Fish Care 12 03-18-2011 11:13 PM
How long should I wait between stocking... brancasterr Betta Fish Care 16 05-09-2010 02:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.