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:eek: I GOT HOME from work at 11 pm central the acs power strip turned off and the water got really hot, now my gold occies are acting really weird like if their blind they eat but after making circles around the food and they refuse to leave the bottom. usually they hover when i get home and they are hardly breathing. filtration is a magnum 350 and an emperor 400 oh tank size is a 55. the malasa cyps in their could care less. what do yall think?? help please
 

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I have heard that the shellies are sensitive to high temps and lack of oxygen, compared to other tangs. How hot did it get, is it still hot? If it is, make sure to use something to cause more surface agitation like an airstone to get more exchange happening. Yikes!
 

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yeah im sure theres plenty of surface agitation the magnum has a surface skimme to prmote more 02 exchange magnum 350 gph plus 350 for the emperor? the water would some times stay in the mid 80s and the occies could care less qnd i putice and did a water change asap
 

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I have been advised to start being very careful over 84 with occies. I personally have no experience with them at high temps but I have seen similar to what you describe in another tank back in Colorado. Now, I am in Alaska and the heaters work overtime even in the summer.
 

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well the occies are back to normal!!! :D well the dominant male and female got moved to their own 10 gal. any hints on getting them paired up?
 

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Wondering how hot your tank got. My tanks go up to 88-90 degrees during a nasty heat wave but my fish are doing fine. The only thing I did really is open the lid a little bit to help the heat escape, agitate the water surface more than usual so that there's still good oxygen levels in the water for the fish.
 

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Whoah, slow down. Don't worry about them breeding just yet! How are you going to keep the 10 gallon cool? That little amount of water is going to be subject to much greater temperature variations.

I don't have A/C and during heat waves (incl. >100 deg) I used to freeze blocks of ice over night and add them in the morning, freeze another during the day, and add it in the evening. With increased surface agitation, leaving the lights off and unplugging the heater I haven't lost fish despite my tanks going above 90 degrees.

When your fish are too warm, don't feed them. Just keep the lights off and make sure they are getting enough oxygen.
 

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oh should have mentioned the breeders got moved to their own 10 gallon with an ac in my room. but the thing is that they bred with the water temp at about 84f and now their water is 78 all day long. so how to pair em up?
 
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