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    Water too warm for fish?

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    I had recently bought a themometer and had realised that the water temperature in my tank had been around 29-31 degree celcius.

    Is the water considered too warm for both the fish and the shrimps? Coz I had read that majority of them will survive properly at about 24-26 degree celcius.

    I had the following in my 2 ft tank.
    - 6 Neon/Cardinal tetra
    - 1 Rummy Nose tetra
    - 5 Rasboras
    - 2 Flame Guramis
    - 3 Albino Corys
    - 2 Leopard Spotted Corys
    - 2 Panda Corys
    - 5 Guppies
    - ~ 10 shrimps (Yamatos/Ghost/Malayan)

    Too many fish?

    I realised that I had added more than 10 Malayan Shrimps but I only managed to spot only 2 of them after a few days.... dunno if the others had died coz there are plants everywhere...

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    too many fish for your 2ft tank? the "guide" is 1-inch per gallon, right? some people may say abit too many...

    but my 2ft has at least double that amount!!![] [] []

    generally, the lesser fish in the tank, lesser maintenance time needed loh. i may change the water every 6 days or 1 week, but i need to change the white filter floss every 3 or 4 days.

    why i got so many fish in that tank? "beginner's mistake" lah! anyway, occupants are being moved to my new 3ft tank, progressively.
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    but my 2ft has at least double that amount!!![] [] []

    why i got so many fish in that tank? "beginner's mistake" lah!
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    Err .. I would say this is fish lover's mistake.
    Everytime I step into a LFS, I just cannot resist buying some fish.

    BTW CoryFav, care to share what are the fish you have in your tank?

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    watch the cories
    if they keep on popping to the surface for air, either run an airstone or use a fan to cool down the water
    the warmer the water is, the less oxygen it holds

    as for the temperature having a direct effect on fish, the fish i notice have problems are pandas and leopard cories
    tetras and rasboras are pretty easy wrt temp

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    thanks DEA, I had just installed a fan to blow the water surface.
    Got a shock yesterday when the temperature reaches 32 deg!

    After blowing on the water surface for the whole night, it drops to 29 deg. But quite a substantial amount of water had evaporated off!

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    ninjafly, my fish are mainly tetras and corydoras. my 2ft (going 3ft) has cardinal tetras, rummy nose tetras, 3lined pencilfish, black neon tetras, 2 harlequins, corydoras, kuhli loaches and otos.
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    BTW guys,

    What are your tank's temperature range?
    Mine is always at about 29-31 degree. I still find it too hot.

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    Hi
    I get between 27-29 d.celcius. Only casualties so far r my 3 silver hatchetfish...but dunno if it's attributable to the heat.

    Nizz

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    Fans blowing on water surface , i maintain about 26-28deg
    Everything going smoothly , only gripe i have is that got slight water movement and hence dont think its easily possible to attain CO2 saturation.

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    nizz, hatchet freak out very frequently.. they r sensitive to their surround. i observed that, they usually jump during the mid of the nite

    art, u mean O2 saturation rite? to produce O2 bubbling

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    Erm not too sure the exact term , something like to have Co2 properly dissolved in the water without losing it too fast to the surrounding air due to water surface turbulence. Is that O2 saturation ?

    Cos my riccia doesnt bubble despite the fact that its growing well.
    Lighting wise almost 7W/gallon.

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    On 3/28/2002 5:07:57 PM

    nizz, hatchet freak out very frequently.. they r sensitive to their surround. i observed that, they usually jump during the mid of the nite

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    They r cute little buggers...will not give up on them. BTW, mine didn't jump out...they just died on me wif no signs of any disease...1 after another...water parameters were fine.

    Nizz

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    On 3/28/2002 5:15:57 PM

    Erm not too sure the exact term , something like to have Co2 properly dissolved in the water without losing it too fast to the surrounding air due to water surface turbulence. Is that O2 saturation ?

    Cos my riccia doesnt bubble despite the fact that its growing well.
    Lighting wise almost 7W/gallon.


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    artvale, are you having the sinking type of riccia? these will not bubble but much easier to maintain. The riccia-scape tank that Nature Aq has is the sinking type.
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    hwchoy , nope my is the normal BUBBLY ( but mine not bubbling.....arghh....) one [:]

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