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Goldfish natively live in ponds, and other slow or still moving bodies of water in depths up to 20 m (65 ft). Their native climate is subtropical and they live in freshwater with a 6.0?8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0?19.0 dGH, and a temperature range of 40 to 106 ?F (4 to 41 ?C) although they will not survive long at the higher temperatures. They are considered ill-suited even to live in a heated tropical fish tank, as they are used to the greater amount of oxygen in unheated tanks.

While it is true that goldfish can survive in a fairly wide temperature range, the optimal range for indoor fish is 68 to 75 ?F (20 to 23 ?C).

-Dennis

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I tend to go a bit warmer than some others -- I keep my tank at 76-77 degrees. I've just found that my fish are more active and have fewer health problems with a slightly higher temp.

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I keep mine a little warmer too. About 76-78. I have three males and one female and the higher temp keeps them from chasing her all over the tank.

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Goldfish natively live in ponds, and other slow or still moving bodies of water in depths up to 20 m (65 ft). Their native climate is subtropical and they live in freshwater with a 6.0?8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0?19.0 dGH, and a temperature range of 40 to 106 ?F (4 to 41 ?C) although they will not survive long at the higher temperatures. They are considered ill-suited even to live in a heated tropical fish tank, as they are used to the greater amount of oxygen in unheated tanks.

While it is true that goldfish can survive in a fairly wide temperature range, the optimal range for indoor fish is 68 to 75 ?F (20 to 23 ?C).

-Dennis

:goodpost I feel smarter now! XD

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<----- Tropical climate so the water in summer usually sites at 25 degrees, without airconditioning, and in winter at about 22-23 degrees. Although I must say my fish have no problems with temperature, they don't care haha.

Good info though :D

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