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Blistering cold weather in Texas caused one TikToker's fish tank to freeze completely

Business Insider India logoBusiness Insider India 18-02-2021 Joey Hadden
a close up of a sign: Blistering cold weather in Texas caused one TikToker's fish tank to freeze completely © Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Blistering cold weather in Texas caused one TikToker's fish tank to freeze completely
  • TikToker Reni King shared a video of her fish tank completely frozen over in Amarillo, Texas.
  • It's been an oddly freezing week in Texas, where there's a state of emergency due to the frigid weather.
  • King told Insider her house was ill-equipped for the record-breaking low temperatures in Texas.

A Texas-based TikToker is racking up millions of views with a video of her fish tank completely frozen over.

Major winter storms with plummeting temperatures blanketed Texas this week, as Insider reported, resulting in millions without power. President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in Texas on February 14, Insider previously reported.

TikToker Reni King told Insider that her home was ill-equipped for the unexpectedly frigid weather, as Texas is accustomed to warmer winters. She said the pipes froze over in her home, so the family decided to spend the night in a hotel.

"When my daughter went into her room to gather clothes, she came out running 'Mom, you have to come see my fish tank,'" King said. The tank was home to a molly fish.

The video from February 16 had more than 34 million views and more than 3 million likes at the time of writing.

King said although she lived in Colorado for two years, she has never dealt with anything like this.

"Our house never went without heat, and the pipes never froze," King said of their time in Colorado. "We honestly never knew such a thing could happen and didn't expect it to get that cold in a room with no heat."

After heating the fish tank, King posted another video updating her followers. "I don't even see the fish," she says in the video.

King posted a third video of the tank completely thawed that showed a close-up of the seemingly-dead molly fish.

After putting him in warm water to see if he survived, King said that the fish will be flushed.

"TikTok said to give it some days. But, he's definitely dead," she said of the family fish.

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