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  1. did you refill it when you woke up/ did any more water leak out? I would do some investigating, try to recreate the conditions and watch what happened. Maybe it is the airline tubing sucking it out, or maybe there is a tiny crack that is just high up, so the water wont leak anymore once it reaches a certain level and had time to dry
  2. So my tank crashed for some unknown reason a little over a week ago. I tested before a water change and the nitrites were over 10ppm. I've added Sachem Prime and API quick start periodically to help, and I've also been doing 50%+ water changes every other day. The nitrites keep going up slowly, The water right now sits at: Nitrate: 10ppm Nitrite ~.10 ppm GH 200ppm KH 40 pH 7.0 Ammonia: 0 (the ammonia never spiked that I saw, just nitrites) My fish (Mollies) are starting to suffer from the bad water quality and I've been loosing a few fry. They have major fin rot and are getting sores on their bodies. Is it worth it to risk adding Maracyn to treat it? I know it can kill your beneficial bacteria and I'm working so hard to build it up again, but if its just going to kill it all again once its established, why wait? Or is it better to just keep doing as I have been and hope the parameters will settle and the fish will get better on their own? (I have plants and shrimp, so i don't want to add salt)
  3. I have an established molly tank, but I just got a few new fish to add to the mix. I wanted to give them the Med trio since they are a little skinny even though I feed well. The problem is I Have fry in a breeder box in the tank. Cory says you shouldn't feed fish during the week of treatment, but I'll starve the young ones if I do that. So should I just feed the babies, or will that hurt them with the meds in the water?
  4. Question: I have a juvenile bristle nose pleco in my 30 gal. (its body is 2in but its a long fin, so its like 3in all together.) I also have a 10 gal with molly fry and some yellow cherries that is getting covered in green algae. Do you think it would be okay to move the pleco into the 10 gal for a few days and see if they can help with the clean up? or is moving it not worth the stress of whatever feast they'll get in the other tank?
  5. Hey, So I recently upgraded to a 30g high tank from my old 15g.. It was fully cycled and has been running with fish for about 2 moths now. I currently have 3 adult Mollies, 4 juveniles and one fry in a box. (I also have a seperate grow out tank for excess babies which I can then bring to the store.) I'm starting to get an algae build up because, due to living in a tiny apartment, the tank gets partial sunlight for an hour or two a day. I've been doing research and I'm thinking of adding a hillstream loach and some cherry shrimp to help. I'd probably add the shrimp first, then see how it goes before adding the loach. I currently have a hodgepodge of equipment on the tank. Two Whisper 10 filters and a Med. Aquarium Co-op sponge filter. I do a 5gal water change about once a week and add easy green twice a week for my plants. All this usually keeps my nitrates around 30ppm. Would more fish/shrimp be too much to add to the bio load of the tank? My Mollies are little poop machines and I don't want to have ammonia spikes that kill them all. Also, I've heard conflicting things about water hardness and hillstream loaches. Mollies and shrimp like it hard, so I run crushed coral in my tanks. Some people say hard water kills hillstream loaches, but others have said it encourages them to breed. What kind of water have you kept yours in? Thanks for your advise guys, appreciate the help!
  6. MorJayy

    Moly help

    I've come across this problem with my black molly as well. Doing salt baths seamed to help for a while, but I unfortunately lost him. Hopefully since yours has had some medication in him for a while he'll have better chances than mine. I'm sure you know mollies are brackish water fish, so if you put him in a pot with 1 gallon of water, and slowly add about 5 teaspoons of salt, the salt will hurt whatever fungus/bacteria is growing on him, but not the fish himself. (slowly is key, obviously you don't want to shock the poor thing). Even if it turns out it's an issue with his slime coat, salt always helps.
  8. I have a 20 gallon tank with 3 juvenile Mollies and a Platy. Ph is around 7, Kh and Gh both sit around 120, 0 nitrite and about 20pmm nitrate. My Platy has been hiding by the heater for the past few days, but the other fish have acting normal. Yesterday she finally swam to the from to the tank and she looked, honestly disgusting. She was so swollen in her belly that she was seriously the shape of the boot chicken nugget at Mcdonalds. I watched her horrified as she pooped out these little yellowish transparent balls that were defiantly eggs! They didn't look fertilized, but it happened at the worst time because I had to take my sister to get her wisdom teeth out! (the universe really likes to play you like that sometimes). By the time I got back she had sadly passed away. She was a good fish had had over 40 babies for me when I first got her. (Her name way Molly because I thought she was a Molly when I first got her which is another story entirely but in my defense she was over 3 1/2in long.) I have one male lyre tail Molly, but i've heard they're infertile. I haven't had babies in the tank since I got him, but the other two female (common) Mollies have been looking rather big, so I assume they're pregnant. It's possible maybe he mated with her and the babies weren't viable so they all died, but 1. I feel like that would have happened slowly over time and she went from normal to grotesque overnight. And 2. I feel like there would have been something in the eggs if that was the case. Another option entirely is that she was filled with internal parasites and they were erupting from her body and now my whole tank is at risk. There might be some validity to this because my ladies seem to be bigger some days than others. Like I'll wake up and be like "man, she's GOTTA have those babies today" and by the end of the day I'm like "Yeah she may have another week." (but I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in the slightest. I'm kinda winging all of this and I've had my fair share of troubles.) All the fish have really solid poops and sometimes they're pale looking. I've had some Mollies pass away in the past, but it was shortly after I got them and seemed to be an issue with their slime coats. I've treated the tank with 'Rapid Cure' somewhat recently which is Triethylene Glycol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone K-29, and Malachite green. I have some Prazipro on the way to treat the tank just in case. Does anyone have any suggestions about keeping my other fish happy and healthy? I've had such a hard time with my Mollies and I have a second tank full of babies that I'm terrified of hurting.
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