PineSong Posted August 24, 2021 Share Posted August 24, 2021 This AM I put a couple of small pinches of Hikari Spirulina Brine Shrimp in my QT tank for the 3 mollies and 3 platies that are in there. A few minutes later, one of the mollies was tossing and turning and appearing distressed. I went over to look and he had such a big wad of the food in his mouth that he could not close his mouth. He was clearly distressed, and stayed kind of frozen and still in the water without his usual crazy swimming whenever I approach the tank. I did not know what to do and thought handling him would only make him more scared, but wished I could give him the Heimlich. I checked on him 'til I had to leave for work--about 30 minutes later, and he still could not shut his mouth. I expected when I came home that I would find him dead, TBH. He was not dead when I came home but wasn't acting normally either, hiding in the plants, and one of the other mollies was being rough with him. I've never seen them be physical with each other. I checked the package to make sure I hadn't missed a recommendation that I should have soaked the food first, and it doesn't say anything about not adding it directly to the tank. My question: is it possible he actually hurt himself by getting too large a mouthful of food? If you feed this food, do you soak it first? 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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