Best temp for German blue rams?

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Hello all,

I am new to fish keeping.
I am looking into GBBs for my new tank, but am finding lots of conflicting info on what temp to keep them at.
Some sites insist high 70s is ok while some say they need to be in the low 80s at least.
What’s the best temp in your experience?

thanks for any advice :)
 

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I haven’t kept them personally, but I think 82 is the recommended minimum for GBR to thrive
 
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Thanks for the advice everyone! I appreciate it.
 

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82-84F Seems the most common sweet spot. In rimless tanks, one needs to be careful for too much fluctuation in temperature. So, smaller heaters would for instance struggle if the room temp gets a little cold in winter. All my tanks are rimless and I found raising the temp to 84F helped things for breeding and I theorise it may be because of that. Consistency is the magic word for anything related to rams, including temperature.
 
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Cale24 said:
82-84F Seems the most common sweet spot. In rimless tanks, one needs to be careful for too much fluctuation in temperature. So, smaller heaters would for instance struggle if the room temp gets a little cold in winter. All my tanks are rimless and I found raising the temp to 84F helped things for breeding and I theorise it may be because of that. Consistency is the magic word for anything related to rams, including temperature.
Thanks for the advice! I really appreciate it:)
 

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Keeping away from fluctuations is the key. I have my tank with them at about 83 consistently. I even have some fish in there that prefer a little cooler, but they seem to do fine as well. I think as long as it's kept consistent, most fishes will adjust to something that may be a little above what is considered their norm temp. It's like how I am when I visit Florida! :)
 

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