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Old 11-07-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Ideal Temprature?

What is the perfect, or set temprature I should keep a Central American Cichlid tank? It is currently @ 78 degress. Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-07-2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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78 is good
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78 is good
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There's really no "perfect" temperature setting, although I'd suggest something in the mid-to-upper 70's. Looks like you've got it nailed on the head.
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lower temps => less activity and aggression?
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I like 78!
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I like 78!
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I don't think the lower temps would stop aggression.
Probably just make them annoyed that they can't get out of the cold area.
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Lower temps slow their metabolism but it doesn't necessarily mean less aggression. I keep my cichlids at 78.
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Well I was curious about the aggression issue stated above so I lowered the temp to 74 - 76 and I really don't think my convict liked it at all. She was actually more territorialy then anything I have seen. She has her spot and usually she doesn't care if something swims past it put as soon as a fish got anywhere near her area she snipped at them. Also fish seemed more timid as well.

I then upped the temp to 78 - 80 and added some aquirium salt and the fish seemed extremely mellow and relaxed.

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