|Fish Type||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate||Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Tropical Freshwater|
|Aquarium Type||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, 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.