Temperature Over 95f, Dead Fish

Demeterite
  • #1
I went out of town for 3 days. I came home to three things:

  1. Baby mystery snails EVERYWHERE in a tank that hasn't had any snails in it in over 2 weeks and from which I'd removed all egg clusters... I thought.
  2. A dead platy who had previously been super healthy and another super finned (the other 2 adults and 7 adolescents all appear fine)
  3. A tank temperature around 96F
.

I'm assuming no. 3 caused no. 2.

Whole I was out of twto the weather was mostly rainy, not too hot, and the heating vent in my room is covered so I check the heater...Much to my dismay the heater was turned way up. I have NO idea how unless a pesky cat knocked into it.

I changed it to the lowest setting just now and opened a window next to the aquarium. It's about 60F outside.

Anything else I can do?

Any lasting effects I should expect?
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #2
Do a WC.
This will lower the water temp. Don’t do it too quickly as it can’t shock the fish.
 
Demeterite
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Do a WC.
This will lower the water temp. Don’t do it too quickly as it can’t shock the fish.

Realistically, a water change tonight would be almost impossible for me. I have to carry it down two flights of stairs and I'm absolutely exhausted from traveling all day.

That being said, if the temperature doesn't drop in the next hour I will consider it.
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #4
Do you have an6 water bottles in your refrigerator?
Or any cold water bottles?

If you float them on the tank(but not dumping in water) it could cool the tank down a bit,
 
Chris Osborne
  • #5
Put a fan blowing on the surface if a water change isn't available.
 
Demeterite
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Do you have an6 water bottles in your refrigerator?
Or any cold water bottles?

If you float them on the tank(but not dumping in water) it could cool the tank down a bit,


No water bottles but I did have these...

If my roommates ask where the rum has gone I'll point them to this thread!


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Hunter1
  • #7
Sabotage
 
Demeterite
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
We're down to 86!
 
Lunnietic
  • #9
A fan moving the surface of the water will help to cool it down as well.

Good luck!
 
Demeterite
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
We're down to safe levels. Should I expect any lasting effects on the fish remaining?
 

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