That’s brutally cold on a whole new “scale.”
It was cold enough to freeze a fish tank in some electricity-starved Texas homes, one mom revealed in a jaw-dropping video.
“Yo look at my daughter’s fish tank…Yeah that fish is dead,” Reni King, 25, from Amarillo can be heard sobbing in TikTik video she posted earlier this week.
The now-viral video — which came as the state battles a historic storm and power outages — shows water in the molly fish’s rectangular aquarium frozen solid on Monday.
Captioned “this is what it’s like living in Texas rn,” the video had been viewed more than 34.5 million times as of Thursday.
King later posted an update, saying her wife had placed a heater in the tank but that the fish didn’t make it. It’s lifeless body floating, belly-up, she said.
“Am I allowed to flush it now?” she asked on camera.
Millions of Texans were left without power in Texas this week in the aftermath of a brutally cold storm that has so-far claimed at least 36 lives.
King’s home was not set up handle the brutally cold weather, she told told BuzzFeed.
“Ever since Sunday the cold has not let up, and the snow keeps coming down,” she said, adding other Texas flooded her TikTok page to say they could relate. “I was like, Dang, this is all of Texas.”