Originally Posted by Angel079
Hm now what? when I read them up online it suggested 75-82F; my tank is set at 80F for the current stock and I thought that would work for them too - No?
Hmmmm maybe a back up thought for the stock for the 30g then rather because I don't wanna put the fish in harms way or permanently stress them. Ahhh so many pretty fish so very few tanks in my house
My own thoughts on recommended temps for fishes that we find listed ,are that they represent different times of day,different seasons,and or perhaps temps that fishes prefer for spawning and that these temps along with suggested ph ranges are perhaps from a time when many of the fishes we keep were wild caught. I try to keep fishes somewhere in the middle of these ranges rather than at upper or lower extremes.
In the wild,,fishes could move from warmer water to deeper,cooler water or perhaps to areas with current that tend to be cooler. This isn't always so in our aquariums.
Take corydoras for example,many folks keep them at warmer temps but most places dedicated to these fish like www.planetcatfish
often list cooler temps than many of the other suggested temps.
I have no scientific evidence to support my beliefs ,only my own expieriences which in large part ,have served me well. Fish seem to do better for me at mid ranges with respect to temperature and pH.