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Temp Control

Posted By: BB Wilcox <penguini@io.com>
Date: Monday, 1 February 1999, at 4:29 p.m.

Hey... the big move is approaching... the kids are moving to a 75 gallon....

I've been reading all the postings over the last few months that have dealt with temperature for the loaches... and what I think I am "hearing" is:

Higher temps (mid-80s) are groovy for the loaches and/or botias.... and may even keep the ICK factor lower...

BUT... now... my question is... how will a higher temp. affect the following types of fish:

dwarf gouramis sepea (sp) tetras head-lite tetras bristlenose pleco flying foxes

I currently have them in a tank set at 78F... and was going to put them in at 80-82F... possibly up to 84F.... I called my lfs and they said the higher the temp... the faster the fish will die... as it incr