76-80° F Okay For Rcs?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Polyrhythm, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Polyrhythm

    PolyrhythmValued MemberMember

    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

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

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

    Cranks_TanksValued MemberMember

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

    Kellye8498Well Known MemberMember

    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

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