PineSong Posted December 23, 2021 Share Posted December 23, 2021 (edited) (Posting this here rather than under Diseases because I'm not sure it's an illness.) I have three creamsicle mollies. QT was lengthy as the med trio did not fix what ailed them. Eventually, they had Expel-P and Maracyn 2 and I turned up the heat in the tank to 82. Then they finally got fatter and got rid of the spots and after nearly 2 months in QT went into the main tank at the end of August. Not long after that, one of them started to look chalky on his head. Nothing fuzzy, just instead of shiny scales he was turning chalky white. The fish behaved as usual--hungry, active, same as the others. I googled and found a couple of posts where people were saying one of their creamsicles had this happening and no ideas why. From then until 2 weeks ago, all was well. Though his white patch wasn't attractive, it also didn't look like an injury or like it was spreading on him or to others. Two weeks ago, the chalky molly was missing twice at roll call and I found him hiding in the plants when everyone was eating. I had also seen him being very actively chased by another molly and the endlers several times that day. I put him in a hospital tank. The white area looked the same as always, but he looked kind of ratty and thin. I did another round of Paracleanse, then some Expel-P and Maracyn 2. In the hospital tank, he ate well and behaved normally after the second day. Monday I added him back to the main tank. By last night, he was hiding in the plants again and did not come out to eat in the AM. Back into the hospital tank he went this morning. I don't know how to proceed. I don't know if this chalky area is part of an illness--and what kind of illness would impact him alone and not the other mollies or guppies in the tank over the course of almost 4 months? Or maybe it's not an illness and it's just a weird color change in some creamsicle mollies and his being thin and hiding is due to something else. Would appreciate any insight. Water parameters in the tank he came out of: Temp: 75 Nitrate: 25 Nitrite: 0 GH: 300 KH: 40 pH: 6.8 Edited December 23, 2021 by PineSong Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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