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Old 04-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #1 
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Help? 84 degrees

My house is really hot. I checked my thermometer today. IT WAS 84 DEGREES! I turned my tank light off hoping it will cool off.

My fish is jerking around his tank. Will this temperary temperature affect him?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:01 PM   #2 
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no, they can go up to 86F water, check your water temp, it's probably lower than 84F, use a chiller for the tank (an overkill IMHO), or a fan to aerate the room when summer comes.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #3 
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The ideal temp should be around 80 degrees so your's is a bit high.

I don't think it's going to bother him too much.. Whats going to affect him is the temp fluctuating. Try keeping the temperature a few degrees lower and steady.

It's a good idea to turn the tank light off when you're sure that that's the reason the temp is high. Most tank lights don't change the temp so you should check if yours does.

I'm no expert, let's see what others say! :)
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #4 
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Yup. Hot is fine. Unstable is not.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #5 
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My bettas seem to be more hyper at higher temps. It also increases their metabolism. Bettas can handle this temp just fine.

How did it get so high? Is that room normally hot?
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They do live longer at the lower end of the healthy spectrum.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #7 
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My temperature is about 78 in winter but has gone as high as 90 in summers before we got aircon, and my bettas have been fine, though not particularly long-lived.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #8 
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Is the water 84 or is the room temp 84? Normally water is a few degreese cooler then air temp.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:42 AM   #9 
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Is the water 84 or is the room temp 84? Normally water is a few degrees cooler then air temp.
Are you sure? I have a wall clock with thermometer that usually always reads 78 degrees. My fish tanks are also all right on 78 degrees. My heaters are all set to 75 as they are only for a "just-in-case" scenario. I'm having trouble understanding the science behind the concept, "aquariums are always slightly lower temps than the room." In practice for me it isn't true. Maybe this could be true if the tanks were uncovered and had air blowing across the top like from a ceiling fan? My tanks are all closed, especially after an incident with my youngest female betta doing a Olympic jump and dive out of the tank 5 feet down into an empty hard plastic bucket! (She survived and is a healthy girl still!)
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Are you sure? I have a wall clock with thermometer that usually always reads 78 degrees. My fish tanks are also all right on 78 degrees. My heaters are all set to 75 as they are only for a "just-in-case" scenario. I'm having trouble understanding the science behind the concept, "aquariums are always slightly lower temps than the room." In practice for me it isn't true. Maybe this could be true if the tanks were uncovered and had air blowing across the top like from a ceiling fan? My tanks are all closed, especially after an incident with my youngest female betta doing a Olympic jump and dive out of the tank 5 feet down into an empty hard plastic bucket! (She survived and is a healthy girl still!)
My tank temp is cooler than my room by 1-2F
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