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What is the best temperature the water should be for oscars?
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johnnyphoenix replied the topic: Re:Temperature

I keep mine between 78-80 range.
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CARPBOY replied the topic: Re:Temperature

I keep mine about 78 to 82 but because were i live in the summer the heaters get turned off and the a/c goes on
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mylutino replied the topic: Re:Temperature

I keep mine around 75-78 degrees, lower temps can sometimes help reduce aggression. It also provides better oxygenated water than higher temps.

Hotter water can make them more aggressive, I save higher temps if I need to treat for something like ich or constipation. I know when my O had swim bladder I upped the temp and medicated the tank and it helped tremedously.

Here its hot as well during the summer and I usually dont use heaters, and the water with stay pretty stable around 76-78 degrees (F)
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jimw/oscar replied the topic: Re:Temperature

I have to keep my tank around 82-84 degrees F year'round cuz in the summer I just can't get it below that so I figure keeping it consistent is likely better for the fish than having it cooler sometimes and warmer sometimes.
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mylutino replied the topic: Re:Temperature

well my logic was that in a natural habitat, the water varies from day to night, so a little variation, slowly may not be all that bad. But I do know higher temps can increase aggression and make oxygen levels not as good as cooler water. In this article it says it increases the fishes metabolism and stimulates aggression. www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/reducing_aggression.php

And here it shows how high temps cause oxygen saturation to fall..
freshaquarium.about.com/cs/qa/f/faq0003.htm
www.aquarticles.com/articles/management/Aquariumpros_Chiller.html

food for thought for all of your tanks, even a fan may help lower temps!
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Temperature

I keep mine at 79f/29C

Variation in the temperature over the seasons is fine. This is what happens in the wild- its fast variations in temperature that can be bad.

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mylutino replied the topic: Re:Temperature

@delboybully yes, thats how I feel about it
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jimw/oscar replied the topic: Re:Temperature

delboybully wrote:

I keep mine at 79f/29C

Variation in the temperature over the seasons is fine. This is what happens in the wild- its fast variations in temperature that can be bad.


In Iowa you can have one day 68 degrees and the next 90. It's potentially a lot more damaging to have a quick shift to warmer water than cooler. When we do have hot days no matter what I do the tank temp won't go below 84 so I set my heaters near that. In Winter I can set it down lower which I change slowly through the Fall.

There's not even 5 degrees variation in the Amazon between night and day.
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Tony123639 replied the topic: Re:Temperature

well my logic was that in a natural habitat, the water varies from day to night, so a little variation, slowly may not be all that bad. But I do know higher temps can increase aggression and make oxygen levels not as good as cooler water


This is true, but remember that fish can tolerate grester changes in temperature in larger bodies of water. So a 5 degree F temperature change in a river or lake may not affect them, a 5 degree F temperature change in a 75 gallon aquarium may kill them.
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