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Max temp for B rostrata ?
Posted By: Michael Skidmore <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2004, at 4:51 a.m.
I picked up a Botia rostrata at an SVAS club auction this week and at the same time I addded some pitbull plecs (LDA025 aka paraoto. jumbo) to a new tank (1 yo old gravel + 1 yo biowheel prerun for 3 weeks with tetra .) The plecs came with some ick. It hasn't affected the botia yet, but I want to crank up the temp as high as I can while I treat with Aq. Pharm Super Ick Cure (benzaldehyde green + povidone colloid) and my 8 W UV sterilizer.
I ultrafiltered the water a few hours with diatomaceous earth in a Vortex XL filter today, so I've caught and killed all the free swimming ones, but after the suggested 4 days of chemical treatment it has spread among the Cardinal tetra.
I have found only limited info on the temp range of this botia, and I don't know what the max