Tropical fish in 19 degrees Water?

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    Please help me understand. As far as I know , marine fish are not very tolerand to variable water conditions, but why do they survive here in the PE region for this period, even in poluted swartkops, are these fish very hardy species?
     
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    Hi Luwaynecrous - tropical marine fish can indeed handle lower temperatures, for short periods of time.

    THE BIG THING is that the water temp MUST adjust very slowly, to give the fish time to adjust too.

    I have SCUBA dived in KZN waters, when the water temp was down to 18 degrees (in winter-time). And the fish was fine.

    Marine fish are only extremely sensitive, when it comes to sudden changes - those, they cannot handle.
     
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    Will the same be true for warmer waters, say up to 28 degrees?
     
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    Yes, Luwaynecrous. The water temp in the Seychelles (in summer) is 34 degrees celsius.... And the tropical fish and corals grow BEAUTIFULLY over there! ;)
     
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    Thanks for info! :thumbup:
     
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