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temperature of water compared to temp of room

we just got a betta fish for our son and i have him in 1 gallon of water. the house is heated to 76 degrees. i've just read that bettas need to be in water ranging from 74-80 degrees. my question is: if the room is 76 degrees, what can i expect the water temperature to be?


Asked by khmymommi at 9:31 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Pets

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  • Don't put him by the sun. It will create algae. A snail in a 1 gallon tank will quickly take over any food that you put out for Betta fish.

    Put a heater in the tank and set the temp to what the fish needs. Also, 1 gallon of water is not enough regardless of what your pet store told you. See if you can find it a bigger tank. A lot of the bigger ones come with everything you need including heaters. Our first tank was a 5 gallon complete set up. It was 50 dollars and I am in Canada.

    Answer by Acid at 10:51 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • I would keep it buy a vent in the middle of a room not by any windows. It should be fine.- That's me.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:37 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Don't put him by a vent, it will evaporate the water. If your windows are sealed then you can set him near it when the sun is shining. You can also buy a small water heater.
    Oh, and get a snail. It will take care of the algea.

    Answer by phantomphan at 8:52 AM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • If your house is 76º, the water will be 76º. Have no fear, I keep my house at 71-73º and have had the same betta for 3 years, and he's fine.

    BTW, what KIND of betta did you get? I have a black and silver crowntail... a pic closest to what he looks like is here:

    Answer by matobe at 1:15 PM on Mar. 9, 2010


    heres a better link to the picture...

    Answer by matobe at 1:15 PM on Mar. 9, 2010