Summer Betta Health Tips
Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:30 PM
Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:29 AM
Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:18 AM
Edit: actually my shower goes from freezing to blistering every minute. Sure helps keep a person awake! :roll:
Edited by sunshineBetta, 07 July 2006 - 08:19 AM.
Posted 07 July 2006 - 02:35 PM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:00 PM
One more trick you might want to add - You mentioned something about making your own screen for the top of the tank if it's too hot to have the hood. I would also like to add something that I use. When I was shopping for the tank for my first Betta, I had a store worker show me where the aquarium hoods were, only to remember they were glass. At the time, this was concerning me, since I know Bettas need enough air flow on top (she probably would have been okay, but I'm paranoid like that). It was then that he got this awesome idea: "Why don't you just use a reptile tank cover?" Reptile cage covers come in either wire or mesh, letting much more air flow through them while still keeping little Bettas in. Since they're built for aquariums/terrariums, they already fit the tops perfectly. The ones I have have little gaps in the corners to run wires for things like heaters. I use them on both my female Bettas' tanks. ^-^
Edited by caldella, 18 May 2007 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:24 AM
I rotate large plastic tubs of ice. I think I will be screwed this year as I have over 40 tanks and only one freezer. I think I may buy a small AC unit for the fish room and set the heater to 78 and the AC thing to kick in at 80, so it should stay somewhere around 79 like it does at the moment. Will have to see how it goes though lol.
Also, keep fishies away from windows. I am guilty of having Erick by my bedside window, but have put up black out curtians and keep the window shut. I also keep his heater in year round, as the temp in the room will drop at night so at least the temp stays between 78 and 82 instead of 60 and 82.
Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:58 PM
One of my fish is kind of close to a window, so I keep his heater in 24/7 as well. I also stuff the window sills full of shirts if the weather's dropping too much that night, because I feel that keeping the drafts out might help a bit. =D Heehee.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:16 AM
Even in the summer, I keep a space heater in my bedroom. I'm cold-natured, so it helps me AND the fish fend off the icy AC my sister prefers.. The last thing I want is for the babies to freeze.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:51 PM
Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:20 AM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:33 PM
the cool water partial changes works wonderfully too. my room gets very very hot. (year round. i don't know how, but even in the winter it can be almsot 80 degrees) so keeping my fish from boiling is a big concern for me. for the last week or so when i do my daily partial water changes (theyre only around 15%) i use much cooler water then in my fish's tank, and i somehow manage to keep the water around 78 or 80.
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