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I found my male kenyi and male auratus dead this morning... its the male pictures od the right <---
the water parameters are fine and there are no signs of any injury or illness... the only thing I can see is that the water was hot, nope I am not using a heater for the last month or so coz the temperatures are over 40 C during the day and slightly lower during the nights...

What do you suggest I do to lower the temperatures in the tank???
 

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Put a fan blowing on the top of the open tank. Also you could freeze pop bottles with water in them and float them in the tank to help lower the temp.

OR

Buy an air conditioner! :lol: :lol:
 

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thanks benjamin... have put the bottles in the freezer...

turned on the fan...

if this does not work will turn on the AC... ;-)
 

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What was the temp of the water? A fan blowing across the surface is the recommendation that most seem to find most effective.
 

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the temp was 42 C...
 

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ooops... No the outside temp was 42 and the tank temp was 34...
 

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Sorry about your fish.

I hope you manage to keep the temps down. We have 40 degrees over December as well, luckily the tank is deep, deep in the house. The water still goes up to about 30 degrees. No white spot (ich/ick?) in summer for either of us, though.

The fan is a good idea. Adding extra oxygenation to the tank might be a good idea as well. Angle powerheads up, maybe add a bubbler or something (although bubblers are apparently not as usefull).
 

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I am trying Nina but lost 2 more fish tonight...

I find it strange that it is the biggest fish that are dying not the small ones...
 

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I'm so sorry :(
 

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thanks Nina...

Its the night temperature raise thats doing the damage...

am down to 4 auratus, 5 kenyi, 4 Yellow labs and thankfully all the 6 albino socolofi...
 

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Any improvement? will water changes with cold water help?

I feel so useless, there isn't much we can do against seasons. Would it be possible to reposition the tank in a cooler room? A chiller (expensive though O_O )?

We need a new protest - stop pollution, global warming kills fish!
 

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yep thankfully 3 nights without any death Nina...

all the things that I've been doing to keep the temps down in the tank, seem to be working...

thanks for everyone's help and guidance...
 

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wonderful news! :)
 

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