Ideal Temperature

  1. Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Valued Member Member

    What is the ideal temperature range for Cockatoo cichlids? I read on one page that a heater isn’t needed if your house stays above 70, and another page that they like it up to 82. I keep mine around 78 but now i am worried it is too warm.
     
  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I would keep those at 78 - 84F.
     
  3. OP
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    Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Valued Member Member

    Thanks! My tank has been on the warm side the past few days, around 80, and i was worried it’d be harming them. I think being in direct sunlight is messing with the temperature.