Lethargy is the most prevalent symptom of temperature shock. Fish are cold-blooded, which means that, unlike mammals, they can only take heat from the water. They frequently cease moving when the water is too chilly to do so. If your betta becomes lethargic at any time of year, remove it from the water and bring the temperature up slowly with a heater or heating pad.
If the temperature in your tank goes below the suggested safe limit for bettas, you may experience some or all of the symptoms listed below. As soon as the water temperature drops below the recommended maximum, your fish will begin to show signs of illness.
The safest way to ensure that your fish stay warm is by keeping the water temperature between 68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have a heater-based aquarium system, make sure it is on high enough to keep the water at a stable temperature throughout the day. Daytime temperatures should be about 10 degrees higher than nighttime temperatures. Most importantly, make sure that the water does not go below 55 degrees at any time during hot weather seasons (spring and summer).
Symptoms of low water temperatures include sluggish behavior, erratic swimming patterns, poor appetite, and diseased skin. If you suspect that your fish are suffering from cold water, remove them from the tank and place them in a warmer spot of the house until they recover. Do not try to revive a sick fish - it cannot be saved. Put your energy into saving any other fish in the tank before moving on to another one.
Fish that are not treated when they are sick will suffer more severe symptoms if their body temperatures continue to drop.
Advertisement When your body temperature falls, your heart, neurological system, and other organs are unable to function correctly. Hypothermia, if left untreated, can result in the entire collapse of your heart and breathing system, as well as death. Exposure to cold weather or immersion in cold water is a common cause of hypothermia. The human body tries to compensate for heat loss by shivering, crying, or some other form of muscular activity. These efforts may help restore blood flow and oxygenation to vital organs, but they cannot replace effective heating. Without treatment, hypothermia can cause confusion, memory problems, inability to control bodily functions, coma, or death.
The most common symptoms of hypothermia are intense hunger, fatigue, sensitivity to noise, pain, and touch, slow mental response time, and poor judgment. People with mild hypothermia may not have any symptoms at all. As the condition progresses, so does the severity of symptoms. In severe cases, unconsciousness may occur before any other signs appear.
How do you treat hypothermia? First, make sure that you do not expose anyone to risk of infection by ensuring that you take all necessary precautions before you start treating someone who is suffering from this condition. Only medically trained personnel should attempt such treatment. Wear protective clothing (including gloves) when treating people who may have contact with blood or other potentially harmful substances.
You can treat mild hypothermia by replacing lost body heat.
Chills are frequently a symptom of fever, which can be caused by a variety of diseases. Hypothermia and other disorders can also produce chills. Chills are frequently accompanied by additional symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, ailment, or condition. For example, people with the flu may have a fever, headache, muscle pain, and cough. Additionally, those who suffer from Lyme disease often experience a rash, joint pain, and mental confusion.
If you are having trouble sleeping even though you are tired, have no energy, feel cold all the time, tremble when you walk, and have trouble breathing then you should see your doctor right away because these are all signs of pneumonia. You will need to see your doctor if you have a fever or cough with cold symptoms. These are all warning signs that you may have a serious illness and need medical attention.
Severe chills can be a sign of a more serious problem. If you have severe chills and no other symptoms, then this is called "isolated hypothermia." It is not dangerous by itself, but it can be an indicator of another health problem. For example, isolated hypothermia may occur when someone loses their heat quickly by exercising too hard or spending too much time in the cold.
If you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) then you may experience chills as one of your symptoms.