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.