What Temp Do You Keep Your Celestial Pearl Danios?

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HI everyone,
I recently purchased 3 Celestial pearl danios with plans to get more. I was under the impression that I could keep them in my heated 78 degree tank with some chilI rasbora. However, as happens to me a lot, once I started doing more in-depth research, I read that they will be most successfully kept in an un heated tank.
If you keep these pretty little fish, what temp to you keep them?
Thanks so much!

Heres an interesting article about them for anyone who is interested:
The Celestial Pearl Danio: A Cautionary Tale | Details | Articles |
 

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12Cin12 said:
HI everyone,
I recently purchased 3 Celestial pearl danios with plans to get more. I was under the impression that I could keep them in my heated 78 degree tank with some chilI rasbora. However, as happens to me a lot, once I started doing more in-depth research, I read that they will be most successfully kept in an un heated tank.
If you keep these pretty little fish, what temp to you keep them?
Thanks so much!

Heres an interesting article about them for anyone who is interested:
The Celestial Pearl Danio: A Cautionary Tale | Details | Articles | TFH Magazine
Keeping them in an unheated tank. 64 (winter) - 86 (summer) F.

Heated I'd keep them around 73-74F
 
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Ok thanks! Do you think the seasonal variation in temps is important to their well- being?
 

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Ok thanks! Do you think the seasonal variation in temps is important to their well- being?
Mmmm depending on where fish originate from I think a lot of fish would benefit of this variation. But when heated and you'll search for a compromis in the middle it isn't that bad.

I have earlier stated we keep a lot of fish too warm (by far) nowadays.

Example are DG's. They are often kept at temps that only occure in the warm/dry season what triggers spawning behaviour. Fish constantly doing so are continuesly agressive, wearing themselves out etc....

But I've no scientific proof just some Dutch logic.
 

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I keep mine at 72, my house gets warm in the summer though and sometimes reaches near 80 during the day. Even then, they still seem ok with it but beyond that I cool it down with frozen water bottles.
 
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DoubleDutch said:
Mmmm depending on where fish originate from I think a lot of fish would benefit of this variation. But when heated and you'll search for a compromis in the middle it isn't that bad.

I have earlier stated we keep a lot of fish too warm (by far) nowadays.

Example are DG's. They are often kept at temps that only occure in the warm/dry season what triggers spawning behaviour. Fish constantly doing so are continuesly agressive, wearing themselves out etc....

But I've no scientific proof just some Dutch logic.
Interesting thought- thanks for the insight!
 

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Mine stay from 23 during winter up to 27 in summer
 
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smee82 said:
Mine stay from 23 during winter up to 27 in summer
Ok so that's about 73 in winter to 80 in summer. Thanks so much!
 
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DoubleDutch said:
Hahaha Noticing I start automatically "translating" into Fahrenheit ooooops
Well I, for one, appreciate it . I was kinda laughing over the change in seasonal temps INDOORS. I live in Southern USA and our indoor summer temps are a Frosty 72 if I can get away with it. AC is a wonderful thing
 

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I don’t have any scientific data to share except that these are not tropical fish. When indoors I keep them in an unheated tank which stays about 68 F. When the threat of freezing is over I will start putting some outside in shallow patio ponds. They seem happy at 50 F and the happiest at around 60/65 F. Breeding slows down when the water gets up to 80 F. They breed the best during cooler weather in the spring and fall.

With all that said...room temperature is good. I worry more about it being to hot than too cold.
 

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