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  1. #21

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    Glen Arm. MD
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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
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    0 Not allowed!
    No fish can survive in a small tank in most houses without proper temperature control - temperatures change too much. In the wild, temperatures for most tropical fish change very little and this takes months. If a fish need cool water you need both a heater and cooling unit or a very large tank that holds temp (ponds are good for goldfish.) Letting cool water fish get hit by daily swings of even two degree's is bad and will harm them in the long run.

  2. #22

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
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    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidohari
    And yes it is always good to research first, you have no disagreement from me there, and i did do research on minnows. They stated they could survive the temps of my tank. Obviously i didn't do through enough research.
    When you research, it is important to look up many sources and read them all to find common ground. Information about specifics is often different from one source to another. Find credible sources and research thoroughly, don't just read until you find what you want to hear, but find good solid information about the fish you are interested in buying. Use your brain and think, does it make sense that a cold water species would be comfortable long term in tropical temps? How credible could the sources that say this be? After you have gathered all the basic information, read it, and understand it, then ask questions of those who have experience. Several people on this forum are credible sources and there is no reason you can't or shouldn't start, include, or end your research here, but don't forget to do your own research as well.

    One more thing, bodies of water in nature can and do change temperatures very quickly, often several degrees from night to day and back again, but in nature the fish can go deeper to stay in cooler water or come nearer the surface to stay in warmer water. This is why it's important to have a steady temperature in your tank, the fish can't go deeper or surface when needed.
    Last edited by mommy1; 01-13-2013 at 04:34 PM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidohari
    I will cut back on the feedings...
    When? You have been told this repeatedly and you have replied with this repeatedly.

    When will it happen?
    Quote Originally Posted by mommy
    When you research, it is important to look up many sources and read them all to find common ground. Information about specifics is often different from one source to another. Find credible sources and research thoroughly, don't just read until you find what you want to hear, but find good solid information about the fish you are interested in buying. Use your brain and think, does it make sense that a cold water species would be comfortable long term in tropical temps? How credible could the sources that say this be? After you have gathered all the basic information, read it, and understand it, then ask questions of those who have experience. Several people on this forum are credible sources and there is no reason you can't or shouldn't start, include, or end your research here, but don't forget to do your own research as well.

    One more thing, bodies of water in nature can and do change temperatures very quickly, often several degrees from night to day and back again, but in nature the fish can go deeper to stay in cooler water or come nearer the surface to stay in warmer water. This is why it's important to have a steady temperature in your tank, the fish can't go deeper or surface when needed.
    +1 - And excellent point about 'weak stock', It's about as common as Neon Tetra disease IME, Which is to say that it isn't.

    Ever notice that you only very rarely see it happening to more experienced keepers but it apparently happens to newbs on a semi-regular basis?..
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    I hear you 850R .great advise is better when taken and utilized.
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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