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spectralflux 03-09-2012 08:59 AM

are my tempatures fine ?
 
okay so i have two tank and im wondering if the temperatures they are is fine the first one is a 20gallon with at the moment has 2 male and two female platy's in it as i would like them to breed i have the tank at 80f is this fine and okay for that tank ?

my next tank is a 10 gallon but my heater just broke for this tank last night but the tank is now resting at 77f and the only thing in this tank is my 5 platy fry as this is my nursery and ther is a snail in there as well. is this too cold will they be okay?

the room they are in is generally warm

thank you in advance

Geomancer 03-09-2012 10:17 AM

Read up on the profile for a Platy, just click the shaded name here on your own post or mine.

They do okay between 68-82F. Somewhere in the middle is best. You do not need a specific temperature to breed them, they'll breed like mice regardless.

I would pick a mid 70's temperature for both. You need a heater in the 10 gallon, a constant temperature is necessary. One that fluctuates daily will not be good for their health.

Byron 03-09-2012 10:32 AM

I agree with geomancer.

spectralflux 03-09-2012 10:58 AM

So any where from 70 -78 would be a. Good tempeture and thank you I am still new to keeping tropical fish
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zof 03-09-2012 06:58 PM

I've noticed platys tend to do better closer to 76-78 but they do tolerate that whole range pretty well and probably will breed as long as they aren't doing the back stroke.


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