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Old 07-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #1 
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Help! Are there any fish that can live in room temperature water?

I have A betta related YouTube channel... This person asked me if a betta could live in a plastic tank they have, I told them they do best in heated tank 2.5 gal or more... Then they asked about getting a gold fish and I explained to them that goldfish get GIANT and need huge tanks...

They want to know if there are any fish that can live in room temp water? Idk anything about guppy care or minnows or anything... Also what is the minimum size tank they need & what's the least amount of fish you would need? Idk anything about other types of fish's needs, and I know that asking on this forum i will get accurate information to give this person.. Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #2 
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What is the "room temperature?" my room temp is around 80 year around, others are 70 or maybe even 75
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #3 
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It depends on what room temperature is and how constant it is. I actually have a heater on my goldfish tank because my room temp isn't warm enough to keep the water where it needs to be in the winter. Some fish will need a heater in the winter, but be fine in the summer.

If that person is looking for fish that can tolerate cooler water white cloud mountain minnow are a pretty good choice. There are also a few tetra that prefer cooler water, but their names are slipping my mind at the moment.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #4 
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Thanks guys, I repliedto her asking what temperature she keeps her house on.. I will let you know when she tells me.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #5 
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I kept mountain minnows in a tank without a heater for a couple of years and they were very healthy, our temperature is pretty low here.
I rehomed them a few months ago to move to tropical and get one of my Betta boys
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #6 
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Well she didn't tell me the temperature, instead she asked hoe much my heater & tank costs. So she's looking into getting a betta... I'm trying to give her lots of info & I will let her know about this forum.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #7 
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Glad to hear that she is coming around to the benefits of a heater (and the wonderful world of bettas). I plan to set up a subtropical community with WCMM and a subtropical species of hillstream loach, and even though the tank shouldn't get above 75F I still plan to have a heater.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #8 
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I never had heaters,all my fish are fine with just room temperature.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #9 
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #10 
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I never had heaters,all my fish are fine with just room temperature.
Haha! I can image so when you're in a tropical climate.
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