water temp to hot for corys??
I have a new 10 gallon tank I am still cycling and the water temp has been hovering at 79-80 degrees - just at room temp without the heater. I assume the light is warming the water a bit.
I would like to eventually keep pygmy corys or other small corys and from the fish profiles I have read, 80 is too warm for them. I am sure when the season cool off, I can keep it lower but will it harm them if the temp is warm?
Long-term this is too warm for the "dwarf" species and many of the others too. But summer heat increases are something we have to live with, and I have these (up to around 80F now with my A/C) for short spells and the fish seem to manage. The dwarf species are best at 75F which is where my tank with these little fellows is normally kept.
thanks. I know if I get any corys in the next month or so, my water will be this warm unless we have a really cooling spell. Our house temp is never over 76-77. Don't know how to cool off my water this summer.
Years ago I livedin a condo and during heat waves lasting a couple weeks it would be around 90F during the days, so of course the tanks were in the high 80's. I never lost any fish. I now am in a house with the fish tanks all in one room, and I have a portable air conditioner than will keep the room at 80F during warm days.
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