That's weird - I've got mine at much lower than that - and they are as active as they were at temps hitting the 80's.... :-?Super Turtleman said:When I kept mine at 74 they were sluggish and not breeding at all...I'd say atleast 78.
You'd have to be careful at night time, depending on the volume of water in the tanks. Have used this approach with my tank, but only because it's so warm in my place (heater's only had to come on once, when I left the window open overnight in winter). Although it's quite toasty here in London at the moment, 24 degrees.fumoffu said:If cost it the issue and you are looking to breed and what not. I think it's generally cheaper to heat the space then heat the water. I haven't done this my self though.
This goes for my fish as well. It is also nice to get them to slow down when you don't want fry. :thumb:dwschacht said:I have lost no fish to temp problems. The fish look just as nice at the cooler temps, but breed a little less frequently. (When you are overloaded with fry this can be a good thing)