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Re: [Killietalk] Cold water killies
In a message dated 1/6/05 7:02:27 AM, wm_crash at hotmail_com writes:
<< Every time I deal with cold water killies, and keep them at the suggested
cold temperature, I have all sort of problems. Fish not eating, >>
Which cold water killifish are you keeping and at what temperature? Many cold
water tolerant fish are not active unless warmer - they are cold blooded and
their metabolism is slowed at low temperatures - they are essentially dormant.
Many killies are not tolerant of higher temperatures, because they need more
oxygen. Perhaps you should consider somewhat higher temperatures but with
increased aeration or higher surface area tanks. I collected many Austrolebias
this past July in Uruguay in water that measured 4 degrees C. These fish were
active and healthy.
Media, PA USA
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