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Does anyone have a betta fish? If it’s in a small tank without a heater how do you keep its water at the right temperature during the winter months?

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      Mzd3 wrote Dec 9, 2009
    • My daughter had one for years and it was fine without a heater through the winter. I think as long as your house remains a fairly consistant temperature it should be fine.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Dec 9, 2009
    • I’ve had a betta for quite some time. He is in a 3 gallon tank with a heater and filter. They are tropical so the tank should be at least 76 degrees. With bettas if they seem listless it is because the temperature is too cold in the tank. Like with any tropical fish they need the same care.happy




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      Anne E wrote Dec 9, 2009
    • I had my betta, Sammy, for many years in a tank without a heater, but live in California where the temperature indoors never dipped below 65 degrees.




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      Mzd3 wrote Dec 10, 2009
    • Our fish lived for years, thought we’d never get rid of him , lol.  Our house stays about 70- 72 *




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 10, 2009
    • I agree with Kandy..we did the same thing and our betta lived for quite some time..wish my hub would let me keep the thermostat at 70..our house is chilly, but need to keep expenses down, so pile on the sweaters..lol.happy




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      3sa wrote Dec 10, 2009
    • Own one once and he was just in a tank without filter, they are very sad to me....living life alone so when he died I never got another one.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 10, 2009
    • Our betta was rescued from my stepdaughter. She was going to just let it die by neglecting it and not feeding it. I brought it home, bought a new larger tank for him, put in a plant for him to hide in and on most evenings I bring him off the shelf and set him on the table next to me while I watch television so he has company. He hovers at the side of the tank near me so I know he is somewhat “social.” He’s bright blue and very pretty. I’ve never had one before so I wanted to make sure I was giving him the right care.




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      Angelcart wrote Dec 10, 2009
    • I’ve had several and never used a heater.  They seemed to do fine (until I dropped him in the disposal cleaning out his water!).  I had to literally fish him out and he lost part of his tail.  Poor thing but he lived a long time.




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