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This heat is causing my tank water to go to 86 F, and it's stressing out my poor Mr. Betta out to the point that he's nipping his fins.. I already keep the lights off, the heater is out of the tank and there is a fan in my window to help circulate the air in my room a bit better (no A/C)..
What else can I do to help keep the water temp lower? I looked for some answers, but nothing really sounded suitable for a Betta. One suggestion was to place a small fan near the top of the tank, but that seems like it would also create more current, which I don't think would help his stress any.. Another thing was put ice cubes in a bag and let the bag float in the water.. Would that be acceptable? :cry:
 

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I've never had this problem, so I can't speak from experience. But, if someone asked me about this at work... I would probably suggest moving the fish to a basement or interior room without windows.
 

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If you have access to a freezer you can wet a towel, freeze it, then wrap it around the tank. Just make sure the "wet" towel is more damp than wet or it'll drip everywhere
 

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Unfortunately there's really no other place to move it, there's only one window, and the basement is two stories below (a bit far to carry and 5.5 gallon tank)..
I put some cold water and ice in a bottle and that's now floating in the tank.. I'm hoping that works..
 

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I was gonna recommend the frozen ice bottle trick.

also if you can, get an extremely small fan. Like either a small desk fan or small if you can find one and have it blow across the top of the water. That should also help cool the tank down.
 
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