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Old 07-10-2011, 06:24 PM
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I was wondering if a heater is necessary for goldfish? They don't have one currently and have been fine at room temperature for the past 3 months, but I have an extra Visi-Therm Deluxe Submersible Heater 200 watt heater laying around. The thing is it's for tanks up to 55 gallon. Would this heater be way to powerful? If so, I might considering picking the same heater in the 75watt variant. It's only $18 locally.

EDIT, I googled around and it appears it's not necessary since they are cold water fish.

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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I was wondering if a heater is necessary for goldfish? They don't have one currently and have been fine at room temperature for the past 3 months, but I have an extra Visi-Therm Deluxe Submersible Heater 200 watt heater laying around. The thing is it's for tanks up to 55 gallon. Would this heater be way to powerful? If so, I might considering picking the same heater in the 75watt variant. It's only $18 locally.

EDIT, I googled around and it appears it's not necessary since they are cold water fish.
Awesome. Googled the correct answer.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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Awesome. Googled the correct answer.

Yeah, after I posted I thought to myself I bet this has been posted before haha.
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Yup. Dont need a heater for goldfish. I keep mine in a pond that freezes over year after year and they are still kickin
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Goldfish are coldwater fish. There is no need for a heater
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FWIW, my LFS runs a chiller on their goldfish tank to maintain a temp of 65F.
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