Black Molly laying on bottom of tank
Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:39 PM
I have a Black Molly laying on the bottom of the tank, still swimming up for food but sinks down again.
I've added aquarium salt and swim bladder stuff.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:02 PM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:25 PM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:27 PM
Tank is 180 litres [Juwell Rio I think] with undergravel filtering/air 'tubes'. 4 more Mollys all okay, 6 Tetras, 6 [Golden?] Minnows, 4 Orangey-ish [Plattys?], so just the one Molly at the bottom, no gasping at surface, all other fish okay, but lost 4 x [Cobra?] Guppies [blue-ish with yellow tail], only set tank up [ie ready stage] weekend before xmas, water quality ok then.
Thanks for any advice.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:32 PM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:45 PM
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:34 AM
Posted 07 January 2005 - 05:48 AM
Just added pea. Will test water.
Edited by bearfreeman, 07 January 2005 - 06:53 AM.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:44 PM
Nitrate = between 50 & 100
gh = 16
kh = 10
Feeding with frozen food blocks [worms etc] but Molly not coming off bottom anymore
Posted 07 January 2005 - 05:33 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:19 PM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:48 PM
Molly still on bottom, taking some food, all other fish okay. Should I test the water again after a partial change?
Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:54 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 04:35 PM
These results from 'Tetratest 5 in 1 test strips'.
No3 between 50 & 100
Black Molly seems able to swim higher today, though still spending most of its time on the bottom - probably exhausted from exertions. Adding 3rd dose of swim bladder stuff Thursday 13th - all other fish still look okay.
How am I doing?
Posted 11 January 2005 - 05:14 PM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 01:35 PM
Tap water NitrAte is reading 50. Is this too high? If so what do I do to bring it down? Am I right in thinking live plants [rather than the plastic ones I have] will reduce the NitrAte?
Black Molly a little more animated today - swimming higher in the tank but still mostly resting on the bottom. Just noticed one of the Red Plattys has a stump of a tail rather than a fan like tail. It's swimming about okay, but could this be fin rot? If so what's the best way forward?
Thanks very much for your much valued input.
Posted 12 January 2005 - 03:20 PM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:37 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 04:26 PM
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