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Old 04-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
 
Hi Everyone

I am a new member. I have bad luck with fish, my goldfish dead the next day after buying them. So I bought a Betta fish and i don't want it to die. I know i need a heater for my tank but cant afford one right now. Will my Betta fish still be fine without one? Until i can get one.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
 
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I had that same problem with goldies for awhile, and then I figured out that they need more room and more frequent water changes. A betta should be fine without a heater, and they are very hardy fish so it shouldn't die the next day.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
 
Welcome to TFK!

I'm not an expert on Betta's but realize they're often kept in very small bowls. Please consider getting a tank so the fish can swim.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
 
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Welcome to TFK also.

Again, am not an expert in Bettas and depending on the size of the bowl / tank it is now and whether your house stays relatively warm, it may not need a heater. It would though be beneficial to look into getting a small 10g tank with a heater to allow it extra room to swim.

If you need advice, please do not hesitate to ask as our members will offer assistance.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
 
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hello and welcome.
hope you have better luck this time around.
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