76-80° F Okay For Rcs?

  1. Polyrhythm

    Polyrhythm Valued Member Member

    Finally upgraded my 1.5 gallon to a 5 gallon after picking up a glofish tank kit. Not interested in most the stuff aside from the lid/lights, but it does come with a preset heater that keeps the water between 76-80° F.

    I know RCS have a wide temp range but keeping them in the extremes is no good either. Would those temps be okay for them or should I forego the heater?
     
  2. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    that would be fine. I keep my shrimp at 79 degrees.
     
  3. Cranks_Tanks

    Cranks_Tanks Valued Member Member

    They won't live as long, but the higher temp will result in faster growth and breeding.
     
  4. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498 Well Known Member Member

    My tank sits at 80. I was messing with the heater slowly and trying to turn the heat down but I didn't want to stress the fish or myself anymore lol. Now it just sits right at 80 and I have a lot of RCS in there. No issues so far. Everyone seems happy as a clam xD