OK, it's been getting warmer up here in the US, and in my area the temps have been reaching the high 80s every day. I stopped using the heater for my 3 gallon tank because the temperature was at the perfect level...76 degrees (when my fish seems most active)....So our house is constantly muggy and our air conditioning is basically broken. Fans do not seem to cool the house down, only swirl the air around.
Omelette's tank temperature has reached 84 degrees, and has been that way for 2 days, even though the temp drops in my room to about 70 every night...
Should it be OK to let it be this hot? Should I cool it down....somehow? If so, how could I go about that without stressing out Om?
I couldn't bring him downstairs, because that is where the cats are closed in. They're huge nuts for fish (and each other) and will attack if they see either. Even if there were no cats down there, it's very musty and I have BIG allergies to the stuff, because my dad is remodeling and the wallpaper and everything has been ripped down to expose cinderblock and all that junk.
Even if I didn't have allergies either, I don't spend much time down there at ALL because there is poor lighting and the outlets are all pulled out during the construction. The windows are near the ceiling and even though they get light, it doesn't filter down and is restricted to the windowsill. If I put the tank there it would overheat from the sunlight.
Omelette also gets "depressed" and tailbites a LOT if I don't spend lots of time next to his tank, whether I'm reading or playing a game of cards, he just needs mental stimulation, which decorations and mirrors and shrimp don't help with.
Soooo........what should I do about this?