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Author Topic: Whiptail in Coldwater?  (Read 647 times)

Offline Lyshx

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Whiptail in Coldwater?
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:15:38 am »
Hi, so I got given a whiptail catfish from a friend he’s currently living with my guppies, swordtails and ancistrus in a 80L tank. He just doesn’t seem happy in there I haven’t seen him eat yet and he won’t go into the caves he just sits on the gravel all day and doesn’t move. I have a 250L cold water tank with a couple of goldfish and 3 weather loach in, so I thought he would probably be happier in the bigger tank. I searched it and found one website with a list of tropical fish that can live in cold water. Does anyone know if they can? I think he’s be a lot happier in the bigger tank I just don’t want to kill him by putting him in cold water.  *blink* does anyone know if they can live and thrive in cold water? Thanks
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    Re: Whiptail in Coldwater?
    « Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 05:37:46 am »
    What temperature have you got the tropical at?
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    Re: Whiptail in Coldwater?
    « Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 12:09:17 pm »
    The answer is no, they need at least 24C, and that's warm for the guppies and swordtails.
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    Re: Whiptail in Coldwater?
    « Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 02:27:00 pm »
    I have the temperature at about 24.5/25. Oh ok I was hoping he could go in there but that’s fine, the 250L will eventually be my tropical tank I’m in the middle of saving for two 200L’s for fancy goldfish. Maybe I could rehome him if he’s not happier in the next few days/week. Thank you
    Cold water; 1 oranda, 1 fantail& 3  weather loach.
    Tropical; 8 female guppy, 1 female swordtail, 1 male swordtail, 1 whiptail catfish, 1 BN ancistrus& 1 chubby plec.
    Second tropical; 4 male guppies and 1 male swordtail
    Pond; 4 kois& 4 goldfish