Re: NANFA-- "tropicals" in cooler water

Tue, 26 Sep 2000 08:46:00 -0500

I often intermix my natives and my Tropicals. Right now I have a baby
Bluegill and Rock Bass in an unheated 55 with an Electric Blue Cichlid. The
tanks fluctuates between 65 and 75 degrees. I also have a Chinese Algae
Eater in my other unheated tank, same temp range. All seem happy.


Seems like I read in Ross Socoloff's book "Confessions of a Tropical fish
Addict" that he has observed "tropical" fish being able to withstand
and cooler water. I had some variatus make it through the winter in an
unheated pond this year - to be sure, we had a mild winter, but we still
a few light freezes.All the more reason not to release fish!!!

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