View Full Version : mountain minnows in the summer

10-19-2010, 05:37 PM
I'm thinking of adding mountain minnows to my unheated 55g tank. It's not quite a "coldwater" tank because it's in a heated living room.
I know the minnows should be fine in the winter when the room temp is around 68-72F. Would they suffer too much in the summer when it gets up to 80F in the daytime or is that acceptable?

10-19-2010, 06:06 PM
Does the tank reach 80 degrees too? That's not ideal, but white clouds seem to be resilient.

I've had 12 in my tank for well over a year. My tank temp is around 79. My clouds are beautiful and appear to be thriving.


10-19-2010, 06:28 PM
Thanks, that sounds reassuring.
The tank does get up to 80F for maybe 3-4 hours a day. 72-78F the rest of the time in the summer.

10-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Just make sure you have sufficient circulation with water surface movement and WCMM should be fine at 80 degrees for 3-4 hours per day. They may not show their best colors or flare at each other with temperature at 80, but other than that, they should be fine.

10-19-2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks Taurus! Circulation in my tank is very good.