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post #51 of 56 Old 08-14-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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wow, i really screwed up. i didn't pay attention to julii cory water temp regulations and raised it to 80-81F so my bloodfins, and when i get it, my ram would be more comfortable. So within 24 hours my 2 corys exhibited strange behaivior i.e. swimming near the top of the tank. so now i only have 1 left :( and he is still acting strange even after i turned down the temp and i fear it is only a matter of time before he passes on........however, i discovered a different cory species (peppered cory) which can withstand 80F water and i will add those instead. only problem i see is that i dont know if my LFS carrys them and i also dont know how big they get. now i go research!!!!

EDIT:..........lthe fish profile on this forum says for the pepper cory "do not keep at high temperatures" so now i really am screwed....

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post #52 of 56 Old 08-14-2012, 06:24 PM
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My juliis do fine for the summer at 82, and survived their heat treatment (86) while in quarantine just fine. I highly doubt the temp was responsible.

Why is it that you think the tank needs to be in the 80's? None of the fish you want to keep need it that warm.

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post #53 of 56 Old 08-14-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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than what would have caused my corys to act like that and just die? they seemd to be doing great.....oh and on a sidenote i just checked my tank again and my 1 julii seems to have stopped acting strange.

EDIT: what temp should i keep it at then since i will have a ram, bloodfins and corys?
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post #54 of 56 Old 08-14-2012, 06:30 PM
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You shouldn't have the tank in the 80's anyway.

I don't know, perhaps you raised the temp too quickly?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #55 of 56 Old 08-14-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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oh that would probably be why.....i had the temp at around 75 and raised it right away to 81 instead of doing it gradually.......so what temp. should i keep it at?
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post #56 of 56 Old 08-14-2012, 06:44 PM
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75 I guess that should be a frown, since you lost a fish in the process.

To be honest though, I don't gradually raise the temp when I do quarantine heat treatments. The heater is set to 86 and I just plug it in, so the temp goes straight from high 70's to 86.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta

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