|amber2218 ||06-01-2007 03:42 PM |
coldwater sucker fish....
hiya once again.. Id really love a nice "sucker fish" such as a plecostomus. can these live in coldwater tanks?.. We have a juwel rio 180 tank atm and i know they can grow large so I was wondering if there are any smaller species suitable for coldwater tanks that i could find in my LFS? I was very recently at a shop with a large plec in coldwater but the same fish in tropical conditions so it got me confused and thought id get some advice from here. xx thanks xx
|Falina ||06-01-2007 05:02 PM |
Plecs will survive in cold water for a period of time but for longtime health they need warmer water I'm afraid.
For a coldwater bttom dweller, have you considered a weather loach? I quite like these fish and if your tank is 180 litres, then you'd have room for him/her.
|amber2218 ||06-01-2007 05:31 PM |
my brother in law had one of these but it somehow got out of the tank (the tank had a lid etc) and died?! Would it be ok in ours? we have the juwel set up with lid etc xx
|Falina ||06-01-2007 05:33 PM |
I would think it would be alright if the lid is secure. Seems like a freak occurance if there was a tight lid on your brother in law's tank.
|Lupin ||06-01-2007 09:40 PM |
Definitely a weather loach.;)
|amber2218 ||06-02-2007 08:31 AM |
ok ill look into that.. any others I can look out for?
|amber2218 ||06-02-2007 09:05 AM |
p.s just took a temp reading of the tank and its sitting at around 80.F at the minute
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