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Old 12-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #111
 
Well put some peas in the tank LOL One of them took a bite but that was it! All the other fish are eating it like crazy LOL
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:38 PM   #112
 
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Keep trying with the sick ones it maybe that they are haveing a hard time competing with the others for the food.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:10 PM   #113
 
I have tried before when one of my fish way back then had it and It did not work for my. I did not try to force feed because I did not know you could do that. When I added the peas it was to late for him because he already had more than two days without eating and he would not even pay attention to it sucks.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:15 PM   #114
 
I put plenty in there for everyone they just werent interested :(
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #115
 
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You could always try the cup option to isolate them.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #116
 
I just fear I will stress them out even more. You think it will?
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:31 PM   #117
 
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No idea, I've never tried it before. I would assume it probably would stress them a bit, I wouldn't want to get pulled from my home and shoved into the trunk of a car and have pie shoved in my face. Well the pie thing wouldn't be too bad. Seriously though, at this point you have to look at it as they are suffering slowly, obviously they can't compete with the other fish in the tank so your best chance is to separate them. Either pull all the other fish out into a QT tank to not stress the sick ones or pull them out and give it a shot. If it were me I'd want to take the chance and give it one last fight, but then again I'm not a fish. So to directly answer your question I'm pretty sure it will add some stress and they aren't going to like being pulled out and put in a cup but it beats the heck out of them floating around slowly suffering. You can always try a large bowl or tupperware so it's not such a tight space, that way they would have some more room to swim around and go at the pea if they feel up to it.

... Or just ride it out and see if they improve but if they are not eating their chances of getting better without some assistance are very slim

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Old 12-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #118
 
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I agree with Kangy on both the pie stuffed in my face not being bad ; ) and that while it may stress the fish out it will give them more of a chance to get better if they were by themselves.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:19 PM   #119
 
Ok agreed cant argue there they are suffering, they have to be...I did catch the one floating head down eating a bit of flakes yesterday! I have a 10 gal "sick" tank I can put them in and try to see if they improve. I will make that my goal tomorrow. Is there any thing else I can do besides seperation from the other and peas to help them?? They sure are fighting for there lives poor things!! I feel sooo bad!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:54 AM   #120
 
Well here is an update on how things are doing...I ended up seperating ALL of my mollies into a small tank because ALL of them are sick. One of the ones that were swiming funny did die :( However the female that was swiming nose down seems to be swiming a little more normal now but she is also starting to show she is pregnant again so maybe thats whats helping her because she didnt start swiming funny till after her last litter of fry. However, all the others seem to have some other problem! They almost look like they have a spine problem because their backs are a little arched and tails kind of point down! I have 3 of them like that. What could that be???

However ALL of my guppies are doing great!! Now that I have had my water stable for quite a while I went and bought 3 more guppy females. I have 4 females 2 males. Thats the only fish I have in my 30 gal tank now beside the fry of course. My older female had another litter the other day however they were so extra tiny than normal I think most of them got ate because my small tank is full of sick fish so couldnt seperate her. Think I might get a breeder net for now till my 10gal is open again. I watch several of them get at the second they came out of mommy :( So I think I have no choice but to use net cause these females seem to really LOVE eatting babies!! They chase my older babies around all the time but luckily they are much bigger and faster and are able to get away! I have a ton of hiding spots on the gravel floor and floating plants but these girls dont care they go inside the stuff looking for the babies! I pretty much lost ALL my mollie babies as well except for 2 or 3.
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