Originally Posted by onefish2fish
in regard to your post jewel i personally do not believe the molly was the cause of tank deaths.
to start 160 litres = about 35-36 US gallons.
your bioload was extremely heavy, and discus already sensitive as they are died. the sharks which are territorial prob. chased one of eachother out of the tank, the angel fish as they mature will get territorial, the clown loach likes a school/shoal and gets very large itself. is this tank currently up and running now with these tank mates?
Hi there onefish2fish,
OK -Maybe the US gallon is a different measure, but my Australian text says that I litre = 0.264 G, but maybe my solar calculator is wonky! That's the figure it came up with, although I must say I was surprised at the figure!.
Yes, Yes, Yes that Mollie started EVERYTHING in my old tank with its aggression...........
And YES! everybody is happy and healthy in my tank, although I'm impatient for more plant growth, particularly from the Java Fern.
I'm not sure if you can picture a 160L tank (In Australian measures), and that capacity may be smaller than the full tank, but it's pretty enormous! Here at my place it takes up 2/3 of the large window that it sits under, and is quite tall........
Don't worry, I'd get isolating fish into a small tank that I also have if they got nasty, normally, but that Mollie went back to the shop ( Prior to Fish TB- OK?). I decided that enough was enough!
PS: From all accounts what killed the Discus was an overload of Ph Down trying to calm/ normalise all those terrorised fish! But HONEST -The Mollie started it with sheer aggression! I've never seen such an agro fish before in my life!