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Tips : How to Heat Our Betta Fish Tank

Submitted by on 28 April 2011 – 08:09 One Comment

On keeping our lovely betta fish, we need also to keep their temperature water on betta fish tank. On this moment, we post a TIPS : HOW TO HEAT OUR BETTA FISH TANK. Bettas are tropical fish that thrive in a constant temperature of 78 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A betta can live to be five years or older, yet many die early because they are put in small, unheated bowls. It is still possible to keep your small betta tank or bowl warm enough, without using a large tank and heater.

Things you’ll need to do this tips are:

  • 1-gallon bowl or tank
  • Small heater
  • Thermometer

And then let’s follow the our TIPS : HOW TO HEAT OUR BETTA FISH TANK bellow:

  1. Monitor the temperature in your betta’s environment. It should not fluctuate much between 78 and 80 degrees Farenheit (25.5 to 26.6 degrees Celsius.)
  2. Use a flat heater for a bowl that is 1 to 2 gallons in size. These heaters are inexpensive and available at pet stores. They will raise the temperature of the water about 5 degrees, depending on the size of the tank or bowl. However, they are not adjustable and don’t shut off if the water gets too warm, so you must monitor this type. Unless you have an aerator to keep the water moving, they won’t heat the bowl consistently. If some areas of the bowl are cool, you will notice your betta staying right next to the heater.

    As alternatif  If you don’t have an aerator, live plants will help oxygenate the water for your betta.

  3. Use an adjustable regular tank heater if your tank holds 5 gallons or more.
  4. Warm the water you use for changes to the same temperature as the water in the tank.

Bellow, something that we have not to do on HEAT OUR BETTA FISH TANK:

Don’t rely on a light or heat lamp to keep the water warm, because bettas need dark as well. And if you turn it off, the water will cool off, causing frequent temperature changes.

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