06-07-2012, 02:30 PM
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First pond tub w/plants and fish but TOO HOT?...
I'm years of tropical fish keeping indoors, however I got into the pond tub thing over the winter, ran out and bought a nice approx. 3x3 or a little bigger, red square plastic storage tub. I have a water lily, several floating groups and more across the top. No filter but doing some water changes at maybe 2-3 inches each time every third day or so. I run a water bubbler up on a couple rocks like a waterfall within the tub but do turn it off at night. I got 5 guppies and 2 platies free from store a couple weeks ago - free- as they were babies actually. Now we are June, 50-60's at night and this weekend in Chicagoland will be low 90's during the day.They get from 6a.m. to 2p.m. of sun, which from reading and plant people say is perfect. Now the fish seem well, I add some food each day and now they come to me to eat it also, but I'm suddenly worried I'm going to roast the fish as the water feels like a bathtub the past couple afternoons. What limit of heat does a gup have? I do plan on bringing them in probably in September. What do you think..the right fish or not?