75-80 degree, any more specific?

mastercave

I know the water temp should be 75-80 F, but when I set it to 75, the tank and water feels cold. I set it to 78 and I can feel heat coming off the water and the glass is warmer. Has anyone ever noticed a difference in fish behavior from slight changes in temperature?
 

susitna-flower

Each fish will have a termerature they are most likely to stay healthy at, this can be researched in the fish profile area under "ARTICLES", but in cases like an out break of ick you can raise the temperature to 83 for two weeks with out harm to the fish IF you do lots of water changes to keep the oxygen levels up.

As for normal conditions, fish in general age faster in warmer water. So if your fish says 75-80 degree range and has a life expectancy of 7 years, for example. At about 77 degrees they should have less problems with bacterial or fungal infections, than at 75, they will live their expected life length, and do fine, at 80 you may have even less problems with sickness, but they may only live 6 years due to faster metabolism.
 

Tumbleweed

With the current fish you have in your tank and it being a fish only tank I would recommend a temperature around 74-76F. This would be an all around benificial temperature for your tank.
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
7
Views
368
Caleb Smith
Replies
2
Views
284
PascalKrypt
Replies
0
Views
98
KingJade
Replies
8
Views
251
MasterPython
  • Question
Replies
10
Views
1K
SparkyJones

Random Great Thread!

Top Bottom