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01-02-2013, 08:06 PM #1
Harly's and Black Neons Ok at 65 fahrenheit
Just wanted to share an interesting development. I've just realized I have been keeping my 5 black neons and 5 harlequin rasboras at 65 degrees Fahrenheit for who knows how long, at least 6 months. However, there has been no deaths to speak of. I've had this group of black neons for a little over 2 years now, and I have had 2 of these rasboras for at least 3 years, counting the time i had them in my 10 gallon tank for a bit. They have been just fine in that time period, and have grown to full size of an inch or an inch and a half. I'm appalled that I let them tolerate this temperature, so i thought I would share my failure once again with this forum and thank the fish gods that they have lived.
A sigh of relief from this fishkeeper!
01-02-2013, 08:22 PM #2
I'm curious as to why you would keep them at 65 as I'm sure everyone else here would like to know as well. Do you not have a heater? Is the heater broken? How can 6 months or more go by without noticing the temp. so low? Do you have a thermometer? If you do not you should get one/some.><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º>
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01-02-2013, 08:46 PM #3
Breaking News: My heater isn't working. That explains a lot. Its 100w all glass aquarium, made in china. Looks like this.
01-03-2013, 12:32 AM #4
How long have you had that heater? Maybe it just wore out. I'm sure you'll be getting another heater soon. Am i correct in guessing you have a twenty gallon aquarium now, or is it a thirty?
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01-03-2013, 01:19 AM #5
It's a thirty gallon. i have had it a little over 2 years. Is that a normal time frame for a heater to wear out? again, I also have no idea how long is has just been sitting doormant, not doing what is was supposed to. Today I got a 150 watt Top fin, because my ten gallon has a top fin and is been going strong for over 5 years, keeping the tank at about 77 degrees.
01-03-2013, 03:11 AM #6
Warm the water very slowly. A couple of degrees per hour until you get it where you need it.
If its a 30 gallon tank and you only have 5 black neons and 5 harlequin rasboras, if you can why not increase their school size by three each.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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