GTA Aquarium Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
997 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi everyone,

A friend of mine has some tetras that he cant keep anymore, I believe they are Neon Tetras. I have some tanks, but no heaters. My Room is heated to 23 - 24 C. Will they be ok? Thanks in advance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
This all depends on your tank, do you have a thermometer to keep an eye on the temp?
Neons can tolerate 60-80F, as long as your water fits in, they should be ok.
In my experience (I used to keep a school prior to the power outage) they thrive at mid to high 70's F
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,457 Posts
should be ok but make sure you keep an eye on the temp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,331 Posts
If you read the breeding article in the Axelrod series, they were bred at 72 degrees. This tells me they don't need a heater, nor should they be kept at temps near 80F.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
997 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks, then I guess this means I could potentially home them at my house afterall.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
A heater is necessary. firstly because your room temperature is pretty cold for them (and the water will be even colder) and secondly because without a heater the temperature in the water will be constantly changing, thus shocking the fish
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,008 Posts
From past experience I have kept neons between 20 -24c, if your room is at 24c your water temp will be about 3-4c cooler so this would be very border line. hat temp was your friend keeping the neons at, you should try to keep the temp the same.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top