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  1. I just got three new sailfin mollys. I did not notice anything strange about them in the store. I drip acclimated them and I put them in a 4 gallon quarantine tank (a clear plastic tote) when I got home. As I unusually do with new fish, I dosed the tank with paraguard, and ich medication. First day, everything seemed fine. Second day, two of the three adopted the in place shimmy. This concerns me. My water is well water, and typically off the charts hard, and so I did not test it again. Ph is about 7.8. Ammonia and nitrite are zero. Nonetheless I added some Prime and Stability. I also added some aquarium salt. Day three, this morning, I was pleased to see that they were still alive. At least one of them is eating. But, now all three have adopted the shimmy. I suppose all three could feel a little crowded in the 4 gallon tank, but I've never seen problems with other fish being temporarily crowded in a quarantine tank. I have one other sailfin molly (in a 75 gallon tank that is also the intended home of these new three) and 3 balloon mollys in a 20 gallon tank. I never saw this shimmy behavior in any of them. So, does anyone have any idea what is going on here? Am I right to be concerned? Is there something else I can, or should, be doing? Thanks for reading.
  2. One of my female endlers have started to develop a sunken belly and a wobble swim. The male endlers seems to be having issues as well. The last female endlers seems to be doing just fine and so do all the other fish fry in the tank.
  3. Hi all, I’m hoping someone can help identify an issue I’m having with one of my guppies. I have a female who started to appear very skinny, started to completely lose her belly. I added paracleanse per directions and been observing for several days, and although she’s still alive, eating and generally moving around ok, her body is now eel-like or snake-like and she “slithers” through the water. I’ve not been keeping fish for very long, just a couple years, and have never seen anything like this. I know it’s a long shot that it can be identified on my terrible description but I’m hoping someone will be able to shed some ideas. TIA
  4. I have what I think are Endlers and they will go to the bottom of the tank and wiggle like they are swimming in a strong current. This will go on for 1/2 a day or so and then death. 😞 They are in a quarantine tank and I've dosed them for Ick (3x)[kordon], Erythromycin (3/4x)[API], and parasites (2x)[API]. Any ideas what could be going on? Thanks, Zack Wiggly Fishes video These are the meds I've used on them since Thursday:
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