View Full Version : Keeping Bettas at room Temp

03-11-2007, 05:17 PM
I know that many Bettas are kept at room temperature, what effect does this have on them aver a long period?

03-11-2007, 05:54 PM
all it really does is slow down their metabolism a bit.

Lady Hobbs
03-11-2007, 06:24 PM
If you are comfortable then so should he be. I keep my house at 70-72. Someone else might be happy with 60.

03-11-2007, 06:32 PM
it slows them down, and increase the betta chance of catching something like an illness.
they also are less active and usally die younger,
bettas are tropical fish.

03-11-2007, 08:41 PM
bettas are tropical fish.

Theyare tropical fish, but 21degrees centigrade/72degrees fahrenheit isn't cold, it is probably quite a normal temperature in some parts of the world were tropical fish live.

03-11-2007, 08:46 PM
all it really does is slow down their metabolism a bit.

From fishing, i know that for most fish, every 10 degrees the temperature is under 80, their metabolism drops by 5%.

03-11-2007, 09:34 PM
...bettas come from rather warm, shallow waters in Thailand...they need higher than 'average room temperature' to do well...

...although they can survive at room temperature...they won't thrive...

03-11-2007, 09:37 PM
Believe me, just because your house is at 72 degrees does not mean in any way that you water is that temperature as well. My house is at a constant 65 degrees, but my goldfish tank (when I had it) was at something like 50. Of course, it didn't really matter for the fish because they are coldwater, and they did fine....but for bettas.... meh