|Fish Type||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Tropical Freshwater||Betta, Goldfish, Marine Fish...|
|Aquarium Type||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater||Freshwater|
My house has been pretty cold this season. My furnace is on the blink and new one will take a few weeks. I'm dressing warmer, furry pets have sweaters and heated beds but my Betta was looking sad, hanging out at the bottom of his 1.5 gal. bowl, not active, loosing color. I put the 5 watt heat in & it made a huge difference. Beautiful Finneas is now swimming around, eating better and loves to lay on his Betta Bed Fish hammock (also from Chewy-best 3 bucks I've spent-feel bad I didn't know about these for my prior Bettas) near the heat source. Make sure to get the correct wattage for the size of the fish aquarium/bowl.
Came home from 2 days away and all that was left was bones. The water was so hot! I feel terrible!
I was browsing the different heaters for small aquariums. I had intended to get a larger one, but ended up with this one by mistake. Even so, I decided to move forward with heaters that have a set temperature, rather than these vague little things.
I have this on a 2 gallon betta tank and it works okay, it's just very dependent on what the temperature in the room is as to what the temperature in the tank is, the water temperature is about six degrees warmer than the room temperature. It also lacks an on/off indicator light.
I purchased this from a physical store for a new 2.5 gallon tank. I was wary because of reviews. 3 days after setting it up, I had to unplug it. The temperature in the water had hit 88 degrees. Thankfully no fish were In the tank since I am cycling it. After about 6 hours the water temp had dropped, and I plugged it back in. Unplugged it again the next day as the water temp jumped up to 88 again. The heater is clearly not shutting off when it should. I live in a warm climate, and thankfully I do not need to use it right now, since the room temperature is keeping the water temp where it needs to be.
I read a bunch of reviews of this before buying which seemed to be hit-or-miss. I'm using it on a planted 1-gallon shrimp jar in Wisconsin, January. No filter or other circulation. Took it from about 68 to about 80 in about 10 hours. Seems to hover there fairly consistently. Fluctuates a few degrees based on ambient room temp. Works well so far but I've only had it a week.
it has been plugged in for hours and no sign of temperature change, you cannot tell if it is working due to it not having a light or anything to tell if it is on or not. My betta fish, Cap, is new to my family and I noticed the water was cold and causing him to not eat. So I bought this heater in order to warm him up and it has not changed the temperature at all.
We needed a little heater asap for my daughters 2 gallon desk tank. We got her a betta as a "Hurray!" gift for getting her vaccine and didn't realize how cold the water got in the tank after a few hours. Bettas like warm water so we went online and purchased one that night. We got the heater within 24 hours and warmed the tank up within 30 minutes of getting it.
I’ve had to take it out of my betta’s 2 gal tank after it took the water temp from 74 to 84 overnight. Through additional testing with no fish in another tank, the water temp is now at 91 and still climbing. This would have killed my fish. It seems the safety does not work.
I bought three heaters for my three betta fish. But every one of the thermometers is below the safe range. My fish don’t like to move anymore. I have to buy the new heater again. Don't waste your money.