Originally Posted by Mirage23
That's crazy they can get pneumonia! Awesome fun fact tho haha. Another question for all you awesome breeders, How do you keep all those jars warm? I've heard of using Zoo Med Repti Cable. Have any of you tried that?
Sometimes during the colder wet season a few may suddenly die without showing any signs of illnesses. I thought they must have suffered pneumonia because they're constantly wet in bad weather. LOL
Stable room temperature = stable tank temp. But even if the room's temp. slightly fluctuates, it shouldn't effect them because tank temp will experience slower temp changes. As long as they're not in cold water for too long (1 week).
My tubs are outside, some with direct rain, some get poured from the roof (don't know the right word). Temp. may range around 75 - 77F (mid season). Fry survive as long as it doesn't stay at that range for 1 week (or more) straight. When ever we have sun (usually 2-5 hours/day), temp. rises. My point is; slight fluctuation won't hurt them. Not even newly hatched fry. As long as it's not constantly low.