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Old 10-23-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
 
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oscar by the heater

hey why is my oscar and the little oscar i just got both hanging by my eater the tank is 84 degrees it isnt warm enough they need to hug the heater any answers
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
 
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84 is way to hot for them and they will stress if you leave it like that overnight. Get a therm and place it on the opposite side of the tank and let it acclimate for a day or so. After you do this post what happs and what temp the therm says.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:17 AM   #3
 
i agree with money, way too high. i keep my oscar tank 78-79*.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:16 AM   #4
 
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really hmmm i will turn it down but why is he always next to the heater
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:18 AM   #5
 
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k set at 79 does it matter that the tanks in basement and its usually only 70 down here all winter
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:36 AM   #6
 
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my tank is in the basement aswell, i keep it at 78 F and have no problems. maybe that is just where he likes to hang out.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
 
my oscars also like to hang out around the heater, it's just something they like doing.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:56 PM   #8
 
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just rememberd this cant belive i forgot it..... way back when i had oscars they were friendly with the heater i had at the time it was glass. long story short the heater got shatterd and wasnt discoverd untill i put my hand in the tank to get a nice shock.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:04 PM   #9
 
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just rememberd this cant belive i forgot it..... way back when i had oscars they were friendly with the heater i had at the time it was glass. long story short the heater got shatterd and wasnt discoverd untill i put my hand in the tank to get a nice shock.
did the fish get electrocuted? or just a little shock?
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:50 AM   #10
 
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ouch!! that couldnt have been good.....
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