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Old 11-22-2015, 12:54 AM   #1
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Betta temp confused

I have a good heater and thermometer. I had it set at 80 degrees and would fluctuate between 79 and 81.5. I thought that if it did a little higher it wouldn't be good for her. So at a water change it was set to 78 degrees. It now goes between 77.4 to 78.5. I hope I didn't do anything to harm her. I keep looking this on line and opinions are not the same. My heater is a cobalt and paid 65 for it. Please help here I love her and want her healthy. I turn her light off at night it is 77.4 when light on it is 78.6.

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Old 11-22-2015, 12:14 PM   #2
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Bettas like up to about 82 degrees. How big is the tank and what is the ambient temp? I'd set it back to 80 and be done with it.

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Old 11-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
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They are fine with a bit of fluctuation. I am sure that some changes in temperature are mostly unavoidable. you just want to avoid giant, fast swings. I agree that just setting it at 80 and leaving it is fine. Also, a lot of the time, thermometers can be a bit off. But, a degree of change taking place over slowly overnight isn't a big deal in my opinion.
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Update: water change completed and temp changed on thermometer reset to 80. And it gradually does it. When I do water changes I am good at putting it back in to current temp so no extra shock. Her once a week treat after she is done is frozen blood worms thawed and she gets three. Then tomorrow is her clean out day. Thanks for the advise. I feel better now and can relax.

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Sounds like you have a good routine worked out.

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