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Siamese fighting fish and cool water temperatures

Steve Coppell - Sunday, October 17, 2010

Despite having a reputation for a slightly hot temper, the siamese fighting fish is surprisingly adaptable to cooler water.
While 30 degrees celcius is their ideal water temperature in their tropical home climate, Siamese fighting fish will tolerate water down to just 18 degrees celcious.

However, while they can survive in cooler its not water they thrive in. So keep it warm and your fish will be healthier as a result.

The best way to keep a close eye on whether your fighter is feeling a bit hot  under the collar or going cold on you is by using either an in tank thermometer or a simple strip thermometer that you can stick to the outside of your tank.