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Re: Donna Seidel, I really think they need the fast water too!..
Posted By: Martin Thoene <email@example.com> In Response To: Re: Donna Seidel, I really think they need the fast water too!.. (Donna Seidel)
Date: Friday, 23 July 1999, at 7:09 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Donna Seidel, I really think they need the fast water too!.. (Donna Seidel)
I would actually think Zippers would be OK in this kind of environment.
I'm intending to keep the temp. in the low '70's. As the article states, you can't juggle Oxygen usage by the fishes natural in-built haemaglobin design, but they are sold for Coldwater tanks in GB, so I know they are happier at the lower temps.........BUT I also know they live well in higher temps too. I've read of collecting waters in the low 80's before. I think they're pretty adaptable as long as you don't alter the temp quickly.
The 3 that are beckoning me at my LFS are in an unheated tank. I need to determine it's temp, as currently my tank is in the mid-70's or higher, depending on ambient room temp, which was 76.5 in the afternoon when I returned home after work. At present, I think the powerheads are heat-sinking enough to maintain that temp, and matbe even come the Winter, I'll get away without heating. I've got a heater in there, but it's set on about 73 at the moment, so it isn't operating, although maybe it may come on at night.
I want to determine the best temp for the Homaloptera orthogoniata that are my heart's desire. They might need more warmth.
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