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lynchforever2011 04-27-2012 08:14 PM

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.


InsaneIchthyology 04-27-2012 08:28 PM

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.

AbbeysDad 04-28-2012 02:36 PM

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.


Tazman 04-28-2012 02:54 PM

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.

willow 04-29-2012 01:42 PM

hello and welcome.
hope you have better luck this time around.:-D

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