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White Lips On My Black Molly?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by HCpetraitis, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. HCpetraitis

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    I've been noticing that my black molly has been getting kind of white. She has white lips and a little bit of white on the tips of her gills. I've gotten pics of her lips. Is this just old age or is it sickness. I know it isn' some kind of parasite because it isn't stringy stuff on her lips its just white.....


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    Sorry its not the best quality picture but, can you see that her lips are a little lighter? She wasn't like this before.
     
  2. OldMan47

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    Have a close look and try to figure out if there is a fuzzy coating on her where she is lighter in color. If there is, go to the tropical emergencies section and post exactly what you have seen along with the picture. I don't recall the name of it but when I was in the hobby years ago, I lost a lot of fish to something that looked like that.
     
  3. HCpetraitis

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    Alright. thanks. DO you know what its called?
     
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    Could be the start of Columnaris.
     
  5. HCpetraitis

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    What's that? And is there meds for it?
     
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    It's a bacterial infection. Any medicine that treats gram-negative bacteria should do the trick.

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  7. HCpetraitis

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    Well, she doesn't have the thig on her fin. But I'm not really sure about her lips. Do you have any pics of the front view?
     
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    I read the attachment and her only symptom is the mouth. I'm not quite sure thats what she has. Maybe she's just getting old.
     

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