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Tank Temps.

Neil wrote:

>You quoted
>from the last part of my message...

I know, I was trying to find a clean break in an interesting, but very long
post ;-)

>I am surprised however, that you had trouble with the goldfish
>below 68 deg F (for everyone outside the U.S., this is 20 deg C.)  Have
>they been inbred that much?  

From what I've been told, some of the fancier strains (orandas and such)
have.  I think the problem is that they will eat a lot a temperatures lower
than their squashed-up intestines can efficiently process the food.  The
end result is floating fish. (not dead, just floating<g>)  As soon as we
kept the temp from dropping, they were able to keep swimming normally even
right after eating.

Karen Randall
Aquatic Gardeners Association