Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Winter temperatures & Corys
I live in a poorly insulated apartment that gets to the low-50s during the winter, which means I'm currently overpowering the heater for the QT tank housing my habrosus corys, just to keep them at a comfortable 75ºF all day long. Can they do okay in temperatures in the high 60s during parts of the winter?
I'm not asking if I could keep them at such low temperatures all the time, I know they're tropical. I'm asking because I know that some animals, such as the shrimp I plan to get, can still do well in the upper-60s, but I couldn't find info on the corys. Their ultimate home is a 10g that's currently cycling and being put together, so I'm still deciding on a heater. Should I really overpower things just for the winter to keep it mid-70s all year round, or is it okay if I mildly overpower the heater so that for brief periods in the winter the tank may dip in the upper-60s?