I keep rainbows and blue-eyes outdoors successfully throughout the year,
however I live in Brisbane Queensland and our night time winter temperatures
are normally between 4 and 10C - although there are some colder nights :-)
My pond temperature is around 15C at the moment.
From: Patrick Aldag <aldag at tzv.fal.de>
To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Date: Monday, 4 August 1997 15:49
Subject: RE: [RML] Minimum temperatures
>At 19:57 01.08.97 +0100, you wrote:
>>Nobody should have the idea to make any experiences with low temperatures!
>It's okay if it happened by
>>chance, but please no refrigerator experiments (unfortunately aquarists
>have done that already).
>Keeping fish in the refrigerator was never my intention. I just though of
>keeping them outdoors if possible . Even this year´s summer is a little
>warmer than "refrigerator temperatures". ;-)
>Some authors describe advantages of keeping fish outdoors during the summer
>but they never write in wich region they made their experiences - so I just
>thought that i could get a little more information on this in general and
>specially about rainbows.
>aldag at tzv.fal.de