Okay, thanks. No, I don't want to put them in warm water if they cannot handle it. That's what I wanted to double check.
Not all of the normally listed parameters are the rule. For example, I have very nice and healthy cardinal tetras in 8.0pH hard water. I think it's because they are now being tank bred which has created more of a natural selection for those that can handle harder water (else, they'd die and not breed).
So given how long White Cloud minnows have been around, I was double checking to see how necessary it is for them to have cool water. Apparently, it's very necessary.
What's the smallest size tank that would be good for a dozen of them? Most are males, but I have some females in the group. Breeding is optional. If they do it, fine. It not, fine. It's always fun when fish breed, but then I'd have to figure out what to do with the fry so I won't do anything extra to encourage it.
I'm going to have to find a fish encyclopedia that I can keep in my car so the next time I run into really pretty fish that I'm told do great in our water, I'll be reminded of things such as temperature differences.
Vicki —Rena Filstar pimp #142 (four XP4s/three XP2s/one XP1) • Eheim pimp #301 (Pro II 2128) • Victor pimp #27 (VTS-253B-320)
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Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe' ——
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Pelvicachromis pulcher 'Lagos Red' Better Pics 8-24
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Pelvicachromis pulcher 'unknown' —--
• 29g - Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe'
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