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FishyLuverr 04-28-2007 12:11 AM

90degree to hot?
Im setting up a 20 gallon soon with a few corys in it, not sure what else, but the thing is during the summer -- my tank gets 90degrees during the day and drops a little at night. Last summer my GOLDFISH tank (YES GOLDFISH!!) was 90degrees for most of june, all of july and august and a lot of september! They died just recently because of a disease spread from a new fish =(
But I was amazed to see them do fine in that warm of water, i put a fan over it but it didnt seem to ever lower the temp.
So would 90degrees "bake" the fish, as some people say? Could I just put ice cubes in the tank, how many if so?

Lupin 04-28-2007 12:16 AM

Welcome to

May I ask where your tank is situated? Where are you located? Check this thread.

90 degrees Fahrenheit is unfortunately too hot for the goldfish and for several other fish species as well.
Sentence edited for error.

Firebelly girrl 04-28-2007 01:17 AM

K gotcha ;)
Well its in my bedroom, not getting direct sunlight, but its on the side of the house where the sun beats on it all day and pretty much I wake up sweating already lol
I dont have central air so during the summer I have an aircondition for the main floor, and my bedrooms upstairs. Im in maryland, and i meant 90 degree fahrenheit, I tend to forget a lot of users use Celcius :?

Lupin 04-28-2007 01:20 AM

:blink: My apologies for the error. I mean Fahrenheit.:oops:

Firebelly Girl, thanks for the correction.:)

Gump 04-28-2007 01:25 AM

90C is 194F... dont know why that would be a question..

goldfish are cold water fish and should be kept in the 50-70s. If you can try a window covering or try to move the tank.

Lupin 04-28-2007 01:29 AM


Originally Posted by Gump
90C is 194F... dont know why that would be a question..

I had corrected my post, Gump.:) She was correct with Fahrenheit and I made an error to type Celsius. My bad..:oops: 90 degrees Celsius would have blasted the tank glass and even cook the fish.:lol:

andylyon87 04-28-2007 08:29 AM


I know what you mean with the fluctuation in temperature, not too bad for me any more as I am in Scotland so the room temp is pretty decent.

I saw a thing on Ebay the other day which was a water cooling pump, they arent cheap about £50-£60 but they constantly chek the temp of the water and you can control the temp to within 0.1 degs celcius

Its just like giving your fish air con lol.

If I see them again Ill post the link


andylyon87 04-28-2007 08:31 AM

theres the kinda thing I mean but obviously theyre a lot cheaper on ebay maybe thats an idea.


herefishy 04-29-2007 12:24 AM

Yes, 90 degrees Fahrenheit is to hot unles you have annual killiefish, who can handle extreme temperatures and extreme temperature fluctuations.

ChristianFlores2007 07-29-2007 09:47 PM

well what about buying a chiller for your tank....But the thing is with them is that they are quite expensive. =/

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