Help with plants in 8 gallon? - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 03-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Byron's Avatar
Originally Posted by Meanielinguine View Post
I will be honest tuesday this past week we purchased 2 dalmatian mollies, 2 dwarf frogs and 3 ghost shrimp.from petsmart... the mollies was and are NUTS!!! they was way hyper..this went on till thursday.....sat. we added the blue gourami small, and a bala shark.... HUGE MISTAKE... the mollies attacked the shark .. the shark got away ..and then as the gourami was swimming past one of the mollies chomped a section out of the blue guys tail!!.. they now ..are only once in a while doing a pick at another fish.. they are constantly chasing eachother and beating eachother up ..... what should I do ... the shark and gourami I bought at pet supply plus..they are mellow...really cool ..swim slow and float ect..neat.. the mollies are NUTS!! i have told several people this and they all said NO WAY !! ... i wont buy anymore fish from petsmart.
Please read the profiles for fish before you acquire them. [Click shaded names for that profile]

The Bala Shark should go back immediately; they get large, they need a group, and a big tank.

The Blue Gourami could be trouble too.

Common Molly is usually peaceful, but stress can make fish aggressive. What are your water parameters?

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 Old 03-04-2013, 10:58 AM
redchigh's Avatar
She mentioned it's a new tank. What does that tell you? ;)

Im going to go out on a limb and say the mollies are reacting to new tank syndrome... ie, the tank isn't cycled...
Posted via Mobile Device
redchigh is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 03-04-2013, 03:12 PM
nicolaas's Avatar

Mollys and gourami don't mix at all, the mollys like to bite the long flowing fins of the gourami.
I had the same problem with Moonlights and pearls that were with mollys.

If you want to have mollys don't keep the gourami,and visa versa.

What tank size are they in?


I Shall Never Rest
Until My Good Is Better
And My better, best!!
nicolaas is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plants for 55 Gallon SusanB Beginner Planted Aquarium 7 10-01-2012 07:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome