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Sunfish with CA cichlids -need a 'cool down' period?

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#1 Guest_QuoVadis_*

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:45 AM

So I am considering putting my sunfish with my [comparatively peaceful] CA cichlids, since unlike Gymnogeophagus, for example, I don't think they actually need a cool down period, since they live all over the US, even in places that are warm all year. I would probably keep the tank in the low 70s. The sunfish in question would be a green, bluegill, pumpkinseed, central longears, dollar, warmouth, and a rock bass. (I'll probably just have one of each species, to help cut don on conspecific aggression.) Would any of these species suffer from not having a cool down period?

The cichlids I am considering or already have are (singles of each): Firemouth, Robertsoni, Sajica, Rainbow, Flier cichlid, Nicaraguan, a female Carpintus, and female Synspilum. Any comments on these?

#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

If you are not trying to breed fish (which you are not going to be doing with only one each) then there are no fish that "need" a cooling down period. Sunfish for sure, will all live just fine for years and years at room temperature.

If you have read about a cooling down period for any of these fish, then I would guess that those references were talking about bringing fish into breeding condition. As that will not be your goal, you should not have any need for specific temperature changes.
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