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I have a number of large planted vases that are more than big enough to house a betta, however (despite loving them) I've been hesitating buying one because the water temp hangs about 72. The room temp is about 65 and stays about there till approx May when the sun comes back to Illinois. My dad kept bettas years ago and said they'd be ok, but everything I've been reading says they need a higher water temperature. What do you think... will a betta be ok in 72 degree water?
 

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Thanks! I really don't like putting fish in uncomfortable spaces so I appreciate the info. I'll stick to admiring other people's bettas till I can convince my husband that another tank is good. :)

Meanwhile the planted vases will stay fish-free. I have a mystery snail in one and it's one happy active snail. Maybe the other vases can get snails too.
 

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Nerite snails are best for cold water tanks. Plus they do an awesome job.
I'm almost afraid to start with nerites. I already have two snail tanks plus two jars full of bladder, pond and a few unidentified small snails. If I bring another breed into the house next thing I know I'll hear pleas of "can we get this other color too?" and "can we hatch the clutches and keep them, mommy?". :icon_eek:
 
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