Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Why me, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. W

    Why me Valued Member Member

    what happens when you keep a tropical fish in colder water? I keep hearing how fish die in temps that they’re not suppose to, but what happens when they live.
  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    For one, they are more susceptible to disease.
  3. DuaneV

    DuaneV Well Known Member Member

    Most fish will just become lethargic and inactive. Theyll eat less, theyre metabolism slows. They may come down with ich, disease outbreaks as theyre not going to be as healthy, and more than likey after a period of time they would start dying off.

    Once in a while we have a LONG power outage, like a week or two. My tanks will dip to 60ish but Ive never had a problem. I MIGHT lose a neon here or there, but nothing else. But this is short term. In the long term, it would be detrimental to their overall health.
  4. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    More susceptible to disease (as stated above), less tempted to eat, less active, smaller lifespan, etc.
  5. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    Ironically, though, warmer temps make fish age faster. The cooler temps make them age slower. So even though cooler temps are dangerous and 99% of the time cause problems, this is why there's always that one exception, that one person who never used a heater and their fish lived forever.

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