Originally Posted by Sj45
Thank you very much for responding, very informative. On the mollie deal, I was wondering because many sights/stores will tell you to add salt for optimum health as they are a "brackish" fish and live in salt/freshwater. But i wasn't sure if it would be alright for my other fish etc.
All I know is that the MOST AGGRESSIVE FISH I have ever encountered in my life (with a community tank) was a MOLLIE! It was accidentally sold to me as a female Platie (and I can remember thinking how it looked a "bit odd" after I bought it). Then I awoke a few days later and IT WAS 'HOLDING THE WHOLE TANK TO RANSOM'.
A Silver Shark jumped out/ a discus died/ it had everybody flipped out in there!/ and after that I rapidly decided to take it back to the shop.....It began an entire disaster for my poor fish/ stressed after it's aggression/ someone advised me to use Ph down and I lost ALL MY DISCUS!.......
I'm not saying that one bad fish makes a bad breed/species, but true story/ exercise caution with other fish in your tank! It was 'nipping' and attacking every single fish in the tank with the exception of the 2 that hid in the rock to avoid it ( the Bristlenose Catfish/ Clown Loach)
I didn't add any salt /because Discus are mighty expensive fish here in Australia, and I had been advised to set the tank 'around the 3 Discus'....
MY TANK:160 Litre(606 gallons) tank ( Freshwater Tropical/ Setup with only 'chlorine neutral' added because of fussy Discus)
Temperature set at 31 degrees C)
3 X Discus
2 X Angelfish
2 X Rainbow Sharks (new)
2 X Redtailed Sharks
5 X Black Widow Tetras (new)
2 X Blue Platies
1 X Clown Loach
1 X Bristlenose Catfish
2 X 'Cavey' rocks (tunneled in one case)
'Wooly' thick algae kept in there (although controlled)
Undergravel biological filtration/ Water change weekly of 2 buckets/ 'Chlorine neutral' added to fresh warm water.......
Everybody seems happy and healthy/ just set up....looks nice and clean.......
Most of these fish are survivors from living in a tank with only 1/2 (55L) capacity..........
- After I accidentally fell on the old tank due to my bad back/ left leg (as well as old right leg) problem as a result and it ruptured............It took a few months before I could afford and handle carrying the new tank as I had a shocker of a back/left leg and was even hospitalised for it.......
Back to Mollies......make sure that they are PLACID ONES!