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Old 05-26-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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Do fancy guppies need a heater?

I plan on getting 3-4 fancy guppies!!! <3 I want to know how to best take care of them!
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
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The answer about the heater is how warm do you keep your house? I have several tanks and don't use heaters but I do use fans to cool the tanks when the lights are on.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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My house is usually 74 but my room is downstairs. At night I keep the light on and turn it off during the day. If needed I have a heater in my room I could turn on low if needed?!?!
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They are fine in room temp water. I keep all of mine in low-mid 70s indoors and mid 80s outdoors.
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im guessing you are getting a ten gallon tank. If you have the tank or while the tank is cycling you can take the temp and if it is between 70-80 degrees then your good no heater is needed.
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My tank is kinda cold though. Like the water. Is cold
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im guessing you are getting a ten gallon tank. If you have the tank or while the tank is cycling you can take the temp and if it is between 70-80 degrees then your good no heater is needed.
Yes I have a ten gallon tank
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I have no way of getting the temperature...should I just buy a heater?
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For 2 dollars buy a thermometer. Check the temp after a few hours and I it's in range you'll know if you need a heater. Just remember that weather and temperatures change throughout the year and any quick temperature changes plus or minus 2 degrees to your fish rapidly can be fatal to them. Especially small fry.
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Thanks.. My room stays cold all year, colder In the winter. I will most likely need a heater
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