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.
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.)