12-04-2010, 07:32 PM
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Well I added my silver molly to this tank and so far all is well. I did a reading before I put her in just to get a baseline, and the results were: ammonia 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm, nitrates 10ppm (most likely from the water change I performed, these always spike in my 10 gallon betta tank after water changes, pH 7.6, high range pH 7.8. Now 24 hours later the results are: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5ppm, pH 7.6 and high range pH 7.8.
She doesn't seem stressed out being in the tank by herself but I'm only going to leave her in here for one more night just in case. She's still eating and swimming around amongst the pennywort, but as soon as someone walks up to the tank she'll hide and she's normally not this skittish, so being on her own is having an affect. If the readings are still the same tomorrow afternoon than I'll put her back in the main tank where she belongs and it's off to the pet store for a new molly. I'm hoping adding some more will weed out the aggression. This silver molly pesters the creamsicle to no end. The mollies were always a little more nippy than the platies, but it was never this bad until the other two died. I'll keep updating as things develop.