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  1. Oldfishlady
    11-08-2012 03:05 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    That is what has worked for me...long term keeping of my Bettas...average of about 76F more or less....
  2. Oldfishlady
    11-08-2012 02:42 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I wouldn't call it a myth...but more misinformation maybe....A healthy Betta can tolerate varied temps with some being more tolerant than others.
  3. Oldfishlady
    11-08-2012 01:47 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    First, every Betta can be different in their tolerance to water temp for many different reasons.-With that said, lots of information is often based on misinformation and/or myths too. Tropical water temps start in the 70's and this can vary by region. Wild Betta native environment temps can range from high 60's to 100'sF depending on season, rains, drought, day, night- as well as varied temps at different levels in the water. Some of temps are gradual changes and/or short term, however, when going from drought to rainy season-not only will they experience a sudden extreme temp change-but a chemistry change as well-that they tolerate. I don't really like to compare our domesticated Betta with their wild cousin-but in some area there is not much difference. Overall-for long term keeping-it is best to try and maintain a somewhat stable temp and avoid sudden extremes, however, the gradual temps that can normally occur are generally tolerated by a healthy Betta.
  4. Oldfishlady
    11-08-2012 01:07 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    A healthy Betta can tolerate varied temp ranges IMO/E...
    IME-keeping my Bettas in the lower normal temp range increases longevity due to metabolism effect of cold blooded fish. You also can have larger and healthier colonies of pathogens that can become pathogenic in higher water temp. I generally keep most of my Betta in temp ranges of 72F-76F(more or less) long term. As long as the Betta isn't showing any signs of stress/problems-I don't over stress about water temps-provided that I am dealing with a healthy Betta to start with.
  5. Oldfishlady
    11-08-2012 07:46 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I generally keep mine in the 76F range and spawning I keep them at 80F.
  6. LebronTheBetta
    11-04-2012 11:01 PM - permalink
    LebronTheBetta
    Yep, pretty much. And no problemo, it's great to have answers for questions. :)
  7. LebronTheBetta
    11-04-2012 10:42 PM - permalink
    LebronTheBetta
    The bacteria are sticky little buggers, I don't think they'll get sucked out.
  8. LebronTheBetta
    11-04-2012 08:20 PM - permalink
    LebronTheBetta
    Sorry for the late response, I was out. :p
    No, it doesn't die. The bacteria would just be weak after the siphoning. That's why you shouldn't really do that during water changes.
  9. Perry the platypus
    10-13-2012 10:38 AM - permalink
    Perry the platypus
    I'm about to buy the heater!
  10. Perry the platypus
    10-12-2012 03:32 PM - permalink
    Perry the platypus
    Yeah. I'm glad Perry doesn't have to worry.

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