Suddenly Froze My Glowlights

MaeKay

Member
I had gotten the water temp just perfect (78 degrees) and was using my python to fill my 10 Gallon QT tank. I look over and suddenly 2 then 3 of my previously healthy glowlight tetras are swimming wobbly then belly up on the bottom!

It took me a few seconds to realize the water must be super cold. And then a few more to realize it was because my kids had started their own bath, directing all the hot water away from the kitchen sink.

I felt horrible and turned on the hottest water I could then started syphoning out the cold. It was 60 degrees in there in a matter of a couple minutes! I kept swishing and mixing until it got back up to 78. And 4 of the 5 that were in there seem to be swimming fine again now but wow. I felt horrible. And I still can’t find the fifth one.
 

CanadianJoeh

Member
Ouch! Not good

I hope they turn out okay.
 
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MaeKay

Member
I’m just glad I’ve moved 7 of them out of there over the last two weeks and only had 5 left.
 

MattS99

Member
They should be fine. Glowlights are tough suckers. I bought 5 about a year ago, haven't lost a single fish. Have 8 in total now (bought more because I like them lol).
 

romanianfishman

Member
You shocked them but just watch them with warm water added.
 

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