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    I know that many Bettas are kept at room temperature, what effect does this have on them aver a long period?

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    all it really does is slow down their metabolism a bit.

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    If you are comfortable then so should he be. I keep my house at 70-72. Someone else might be happy with 60.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bettaboy691
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    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%.
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    ...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...
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    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
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