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are we talking cyanoguttatus or carpintis?

cyanoguttatus come from naturally colder water, and the temp i normally recommend for cyanoguttatus is around 75F, but they can handle anywhere from 68-86, i just usually recommend 75 so if it fluctuates a bit it wont go out of the cyanoguttatus' temp range.

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(green texas), i would recommend more like 78, as there temp reange is about 75-82, so a bit of fluctuation wont hurt it.
 

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Oh I am sure they can handle it and I am sure a lot of cichlids can. I just wouldn't advise it! I mean sure it will keep a lot of diseases down but the fish wouldn't enjoy it if its all the time!
 
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