11-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by JNB
Since I live in Florida and it is usually warm in the house, I don't keep a heater in my tank for much time during the year. The water is usually in the upper 80's. Well, went out of town for Thanksgiving and never turned on the heat in the house or put in a heater and it got cold for the first time this year. The water went down to the low 70's and when I came home after 5 days 2 clown loaches were dead and the others in hiding and not willing to come out. Could the temperature have killed them? their normal range is 77 deg. at the low end.
Not enough info on tank (ie)water parameter's,maint routine,how long tank has been running,what size tank,any new fishes added,food's,tankmates.
I have kept clown loaches at temp's from 75 degree's F to 82 degree's F without issues. but if the drop was sudden,, It may have been contributer although I doubt it was primary cause.