GisheryGoodness Posted July 19, 2022 Share Posted July 19, 2022 (edited) So I have some mollies and a female betta in quarantine in my 10 gallon qt. Betta is actually looking better than when I got her but the mollies are not doing well at all and I'm not sure what the issue is so I don't know how to proceed. I have had 3 on total die, returned the first 2 for 2 more thinking maybe it was just something I did wrong in acclimation but when another one died and the others ate acting odd onknew something was up so I just did a return and didn't get another one yet so I have 3 females. There has been zero aggression between them and the betta so I'm pretty sure it's not that. They have been glass chasing a lot, hanging at the top or the bottom, one I honestly thought was dead because it was laying on its side on the bottom but when I went to scoop her out she swam away. She swims for a bit but then settles back at the bottom. A second one has started to lay at the bottom some but when I stepped near the tank she instantly swam away whereas the other just sits there for a bit. I've watched for flashing and haven't seen it, I'm not sure about shimmying though because they have just hovered at the top. I don't see any white dots like ich on them so I just am not sure how to proceed or if I can save them. Is the one laying at the bottom slowly dying? How do I know? Tank parameters Ammonia 0 NitrIte - 0 NitrAte - 5 Ph - 7.4 Kh - 5 Gh -3 ( working on raising this via crushed coral in a netted bag which is all I have. I totally forgot to get it up in the qt as I have in all my others.) Temp - 79 Trying to do the right thing by quarantine but don't want to treat for the wrong thing. I promise the first fish isn't dead but idk if she's suffering and I need to help or what. When she swims it's not erratic, it's normal or at least it looks normal to me. Edit- so now I've seen her do like some kind of barrel roll? And then swim off also now the Betta is laying at the bottom. I rechecked everything and it's all the same with the API Test kit but something must be wrong. Please help I don't want to accidentally have killed my fish somehow or even them just die from something I can prevent. I don't know what to do. Oh also I know qt's are usually bare bottom but to have it was all mirrored and I worried it would stress out the betta seeing her reflection on every surface including the bottom. And it was also the compromise to have it in another room so it could be separate from my other tanks. Edited July 19, 2022 by GisheryGoodness Added info Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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