Cold water effects? Question

  1. saqib Well Known Member Member

    dear All,
    I came across a query from a friend to which i did'nt have a solid answer.
    it's winter time at our side of the globe and temperatures have dropped to roughly 18~20C and going lower day by day.
    Will eventually reach 5~7C

    Q: What will happen to my Oscar and Angels if i dont put a heater in?

    I myself have a heater installed and maintain a temperature of 26C, however the friend in question does want to throw in a heater cause he faces numeroud downtimes in electricity and the backup system cannot handle a heater.

    will the fish become sluggish and die out!? :;swdad
     
  2. jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    Oscars and Angelfish are both tropical fish and require warm water to live. I'm sorry to say, if the water becomes too cold, they will not survive.
     

  3. Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    They really do need a heater to survive, since they're tropicals.
    Also, as the Oscar grows, you may see those Angels become a snack.
     

  4. saqib Well Known Member Member

    yea fering the same i have asked him i have take aboard the fish for myself.

    dont worry the oscars and angels are separate :)