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Old 02-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #31
 
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I think my Mollies are going to die. I just added salt and turned off the light ~ I hope they are just scared of the Denison.
That's weird. I can't recall if you posted your pH and hardness levels where the mollies are. What were they, Marie? If you have to add salt, I think it's best if you keep the mollies separated. Try the rift lake salt intended for Rift Lake cichlids or marine salt. They can thrive in hard alkaline water, brackish and marine conditions but cannot thrive in soft acidic water at all. Maybe they're losing their electrolytes at this point.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:15 PM   #32
 
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Wonderful. My pH is 7.6 and the hardness I don't know. My lfs ~ the only one I trust with any information, keeps them at 82 and no salt. Their tanks and fish are awesome! This store is run by the Asian community and in my experience, know about as much as you, My Dear.

Their Discus are almost as good as Kenny on SD.

Their Mollies were awesome ~ so black and active. Could my two just be scared of the Denison?
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:16 PM   #33
 
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How did you come to that theory that they're scared of the denisons?
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #34
 
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Lupin ~ I have no where to put them except a 3 gallon, or it may be 2.5.


Should I?
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:20 PM   #35
 
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How did you come to that theory that they're scared of the denisons?

I don't know. They just look scared of their tank mates. I should take a video for you! Yes?
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:22 PM   #36
 
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Yeah, get the vid. Soooo you haven't seen the dens chasing them at all? Maybe they need lots of fake plants to hide. See if that makes a difference in their health. Your pH is fine.

Do you see your pH swinging at times? That might indicate the hardness. In very hard water, pH is almost impossible to lower.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #37
 
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Finally! Here is the video, Lupin! My pH never swings ~ and I don't see the Denison chase the Mollies and I just put a plant in there! No one cares, tho

OMG.

I have been trying to attach the darn video here for 30 min! It keeps telling me " it can't be processed as there is a security code missing"

Never heard that before!

I will be back, Lupin! Don't forget me!
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:03 PM   #38
 
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Hahaha! Not gonna forget you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:28 AM   #39
 
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Lupin! You are the Goldfish freak right? Did I tell you I almost joined you? At the lfs I was at yesterday or Sunday ~ there were the most beautiful tanks of goldfish EVER!

This one tank ~ omg. They were so FAT and and round and their faces were to die for!! I wanted them. Esp this one!

Do you need a filter for them? I know they are cold water, so no heater. But I would use a filter, do you?

I so wanted that one!
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:31 AM   #40
 
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Lupin! You are the Goldfish freak right? Did I tell you I almost joined you? At the lfs I was at yesterday or Sunday ~ there were the most beautiful tanks of goldfish EVER!

This one tank ~ omg. They were so FAT and and round and their faces were to die for!! I wanted them. Esp this one!

Do you need a filter for them? I know they are cold water, so no heater. But I would use a filter, do you?

I so wanted that one!

WTH?! JOIN ME NOW!!! YOU ARE DESTINED TO BE ONE OF US! OOOHHHMMM!!!



The fancies are less tolerant to colder temp. Their ideal temp ranges from 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit but tend to be easily lethargic to cooler temp than singletails. I'd keep their temp at 72-78 degrees IMO.

Yes, they need filters. They poop a lot after all. 10x turnover rate of filtration minimum.

Oh, and some folks may argue that goldfish need to have their company but I don't see why you cannot keep one if you have time to interact with the fish. A lot of goldfish are happy being by themselves interacting with their owners. Others in rare cases would beat up their companions simply because they prefer to be kept alone. It's strange but that's how much personality they have. I've kept some goldfish singly and they do just fine.

The first fancy requires 20g and 10g per additional fancy fish. The singletails are better off in a larger tank, preferably 75g for 3 of them.

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