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Re: Selective Thermal Damage?

> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 06:23:36 EDT
> From: NorbSpitzer at gateway_net
> Subject: Selective Thermal Damage?
> Due to trout  fishing, lack of observation, and a defective heater /
> thermostat, one of my tanks reached 85 degrees, and had probably been that
> warm for about a week.  the temp is now back to 77degrees,  but my Dwarf
> Amazon Swords now are doing poorly while everything else in the tank seems to
> continue to flourish.


> I have also Jobed  the Swords lavishly to no avail.  Could I have injured the
> Swords permanently by overheating or do I have something else out of whack?

I don't believe that the damage was done by excessive heat.  Most of my tanks are
constantly between 84 and 86 degrees.  I think you need to look elsewhere.

Bob Ashcraft
Pittsburgh, PA