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Old 11-10-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Keeping GBRs in the upper 70s

I was wondering if anybody has any experience in keeping German Blue Rams at temperatures in the upper 70s F (rather than the low/mid 80s). Several sources state that 82 F is the "sweet spot" for GBRs and that they'll be more disease-prone at lower temps. I've also read conflicting articles that claim that only the younger fish need the 80+ temps. Has anybody kept them over the long-term in the upper 70s?

I'm looking to add a dwarf cichlid or two to my SA community tank (currently at 77 F) and I'm not comfortable going higher than 79 F.
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I usually keep my tank at 80 with GBRs.


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80-81 for me..

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Mine are fine at 78.8, some of my fish like it at around 26c/78.8, I think most tank fish are ok with 78 to 80..........
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Thanks for the replies. If others are able to keep them around 79-80 F (26 C), I feel a little more confident trying them in my tank if I decide to go that route. (I'm may try a Bolivian, if my LFS can get ahold of one.)
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