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
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.
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
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.
Definitely a weather loach.;)
ok ill look into that.. any others I can look out for?
p.s just took a temp reading of the tank and its sitting at around 80.F at the minute
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