03-12-2014, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rsskylight04
So sorry to hear that your fish died. Mine were fine at 89°F. If anything they were more active and hungry. I guess different fish are more or less tolerant of heat, or maybe they were already to badly affected to recover. Warmer water has less oxygen and ich attacks the gills of fish.
I think cherry barbs in particular aren't good with heat. The golden barbs are all happy. I'm most disappointed about my blue dwarf gourami, I'm not sure what the problem there was. I had he water lower so that the two filters made a bigger slash for oxygen as well... And had an air stone, however he air pump is weak, it was letting out maybe 5 bubbles a second, but it's better now since I hooked up the strong air pump, and (I couldn't use it as it was powering my 20 gallon sponge filter and an air stone in the 5 gallon) that seemed to help the weaker one, maybe the stone was clogged. It's up to a reasonable maybe 15 bubbles a second