Hi everyone, I've just started my tank two weeks ago. My lfs
told me to wait a week and then bring some water in to get tested so I could get some guppies. I used some aquasafe and safestart and changed the water once to get use to doing it while the tank was empty. I brought a sample of my tank water to my lfs
and they said it was fine to have about five guppies. Everything was fine for the first few days until unrealized I needed a heater! managed to get a heater in after about two days so hopefully didn't do too much harm. Sadly this morning I noticed one of my dragon guppies had died. It had been swimming constantly in the air jet from my filter for about a day or two. Ive just had a cheap thermometer delivered so I installed it in my canopy and made some bigger air holes with some stick on mesh. Once I had installed the canopy the thermometer said 30.1'C! I turned the heater down and it's at about 28.5'C. I'm wondering if this thermometer is right as the water doesn't seem to be that hot.
I did around a 40% water change after I took out my dead one, do you think if the thermometer is right and the heater isn't as I set the heater to 24'C the heat could has killed him? The others seem fine
Sorry for the essay