Topics Topics        

Badman's Tropical Fish - Archives * Coldwater Keepers * Noheat       


 

These questions and answers are for research or archival use only. There is a wealth of information here and I encourage you to search the areas. For the latest information and to join an active forum please click below.
Badman's message forum


Author Message
Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

Kenny
Regular Member
Username: kennyman

Post Number: 389
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 07:06 am:       

there are so many things breaking around my house right now I cant spare the coin to get a heater and filter for my new tank

But Its ready for action otherwise. My original stocking list included Amano shrimp, straight valisneria, java fern and Java moss.

Do any of you feel those four items can live happily enought at 64 degF?
I'm only a Landscaper; not an English Teacher.
Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

Brad
Advanced Member
Username: brad

Post Number: 1228
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 08:24 am:       

mine do. My tank is 60 this morning and my amanos are devouring some pellets, my apistos are fluirting, and it won't be long before my java fern is pearling.
Ever feel like you`re flying and drowning at the same time?
Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

Kenny
Regular Member
Username: kennyman

Post Number: 391
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 06:45 pm:       

Thanks Brad. Sometimes I feel like your the only one in the whole world that reads my threads, no mater what board they are on
I'm only a Landscaper; not an English Teacher.
Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

cindy
Ancient Plus
Username: cindy

Post Number: 8332
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 07:13 am:       

SA Apistos at 60 degrees?! I'm sorry, but I am skeptical...

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --- Albert Schweitzer

Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

Brad
Advanced Member
Username: brad

Post Number: 1229
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 09:11 am:       

and yet there they are.
Ever feel like you`re flying and drowning at the same time?
Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

cindy
Ancient Plus
Username: cindy

Post Number: 8336
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 12:17 pm:       

Thriving...or surviving?

(...or maybe your thermometer is on the fritz?)

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --- Albert Schweitzer

Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

Brad
Advanced Member
Username: brad

Post Number: 1233
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 12:37 pm:       

free swimming fry this morning.

I`m not saying they wouldn`t be better at 80. And usually during the winter, it`s low 70`s. But fish are hardier than we give them credit for.
Ever feel like you`re flying and drowning at the same time?
Top of PagePrevious PostNext PostBottom of Page Link To This Post

cindy
Ancient Plus
Username: cindy

Post Number: 8338
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 01:21 pm:       

And I am not going to debate whether tropical fish can survive suboptimal conditions, just skeptical of the advisability of promoting it. They are tropical fish, not coldwater fish.

Kenny, the amanos are fine at cooler temps, down to about 60:

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile83.html

..and although the plants you listed are considered tropical and would do better with a heater, they can take temps down to about 64-65 temporarily, and will probably survive until you get the heater replaced later.

I think we agree, at least, that we would both get the filter first.

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --- Albert Schweitzer

Badman's Tropical Fish - Archives * Coldwater Keepers * Noheat       

Quick Navigation Links

 

      Administration