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Old 02-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #11 
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+1 to everyone, and a massive agreement with getting a heater. Temperature that fluctuates that much is dangerous, and, as you can see, a light alone is not providing sufficient heat. A heater will help keep things stable and safe. :)
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #12 
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Everyone has given you great advice.. so not much to add.

To baffle the filter you could cut a piece of aquarium sponge and fit it into the outflow- held on by a new/clean rubber band.

For a 2.5 you don't need a filter if you wish not to- a 50% and a 100% water change per week would be enough to keep him healthy and happy if you wish to forgo the filter, or have trouble baffling it.

The light can be on for 8-12 hrs, but I wouldn't do much more then 12.. mine is usually on for approx. 10 hrs, and I give them an hour or so with just a room light on before I turn the light off completely for the night, and before I turn it on in the morning to avoid stress.

Good luck!

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Old 02-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #13 
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Wonderful advice and I definitely will be looking into a heater now. Would anyone have any suggestions for a decent not too pricey heater? As a full time student with a part time job getting supplies for my little guy takes a toll on my budget.

Also I read into the HoB filters a bit more and found they can apprently stress the bettas as well. While I don't mind doing the changes I would still prefer to have some kind of re-assurance. Are sponge filters very expensive, or would even a very small catfish or snails keep uneaten food and minor bacteria in check?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #14 
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Wonderful advice and I definitely will be looking into a heater now. Would anyone have any suggestions for a decent not too pricey heater? As a full time student with a part time job getting supplies for my little guy takes a toll on my budget.

Also I read into the HoB filters a bit more and found they can apprently stress the bettas as well. While I don't mind doing the changes I would still prefer to have some kind of re-assurance. Are sponge filters very expensive, or would even a very small catfish or snails keep uneaten food and minor bacteria in check?
In a 2.5, you can't have any other fish. You could get a few ghost or Red Cherry shrimp, maybe. Ask someone like OFL or Myates *points above head at Myates* xD
A sponge filter would work in that tank. You'd have to get the tubing and the airstone thingy too, though.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #15 
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If you baffle the filter, he should be fine with it. You can do that with a sponge or a section of a plastic water bottle (there is a do-it-yourself guide for this).

As for the heater: I had a little betta bowl heater for my guy that I got at Petco for a while. It was about $10 or so. You can't adjust the temp on it, but it will keep the water warm.
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