04-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22
Just a thought, neons are tropical and Goldfish
cold water, neons will die in cold water, could this have happened?
This is incorrect. Neons actually do better in the low 70's, which is completely compatible with a Goldfish
's temp range. Many fish that are labeled as "tropical" are in fact subtropical. Goldfish
are not coldwater fish, they are temperate fish, meaning they live in areas that experience warm and cold periods. If Goldfish
were really cold water fish than they would require a chiller, and I don't know a single Goldfish
keeper than has a chiller. Many people who keep Goldfish
in ponds report temps up to 90 degrees. Certainly no one chills a pond - it would be cost prohibitive.