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Old 05-05-2011, 10:20 PM   #1 
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90* water!

This is why I do NOT need a heater. If I had one, she'd be fried. Woke up this morning, check her thermometer, 90 DEGREES!! I immediately filled a baggie with ice and put it in. Within 3 minutes water went down 2 degrees, ice was completely melted. I let her get used to that for about 10 minutes, did it again. It went down to about 82 after awhile.

GUYS. I went to bed (I slept for 6 hours) and when I went to bed it was 80*. THIS CANNOT BE GOOD. What do I do?! I'm soo worried about her. Or is it not *that* big of a deal? Good thing I didn't have her anacharis in there or that would be mush!

Thanks guys for input...
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #2 
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Hmmm, do you not have A/C? or a Fan?
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #3 
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Temperature swings are not good for your fish. Consistent temp is much healthier.

Is your tank near direct light? Is there a cooler spot, more shaded where it could stand. Maybe try draping a cool, damp towel over the tank at night to see if it helps.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #4 
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90* water is not that big of a deal. My growout tanks are kept at 86F to 90F and I have no problems. And as long as the temperature changes are slow it's not going to affect anything. Also there's a good chance your betta grew up in a pond outdoors where temps are changing and 90F is normal.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:55 PM   #5 
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She isn't in any direct light. We don't use AC/Heater in our place. (Too poor, LOL) The fan I use is in my room and that's all I have... I'll see if I can leave the ceiling fan off. I don't know what happened, it was the first time it's EVER done this. She seemed fine, but I enjoy having it at 82*.

Is 8* in 6 hours too fast??
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:57 PM   #6 
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I don't think that's too fast, no.

On another note, I don't think I could live in a 90 degree house!
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:27 AM   #7 
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But if it's just for a few hours she should be fine, right? It's never like that during the day (probably b/c of open doors, ceiling fans, etc.) and that was the first time it's EVER happened to her out of like 3 weeks I've had her.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:32 AM   #8 
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I don't know how you could stand it being that hot. I would probably melt! Lol! We keep our house so cold we have to have heaters in all tanks.

I hope everything works out!
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:13 AM   #9 
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wow crazy! 90* ..... where are u from?


heck if my house was constantly the hot, id prob be crawling in the tank with the betta lol
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:16 AM   #10 
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they do make AQ coolers there pretty expensive though but if it keeps happening ide look into one
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