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post #21 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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My posts always seem to be a day late and a dollar short. The babies will almost certainly not thrive during this episode; however, for the sake of future fry, conditions must be made right. I understand your concern.

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post #22 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 11:53 AM
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post #23 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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heehee. Don't feel bad, I have the same problem! ^_^
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post #24 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the question im not answering Bryon? I cam home today and found one of my fish dead. the blacl ballon belly molly ever since i raised the temp. it was fine when i let this morning
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post #25 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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I also raised my temp up to 87. and I do have bubblers.
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Whats the question im not answering Bryon? I cam home today and found one of my fish dead. the blacl ballon belly molly ever since i raised the temp. it was fine when i let this morning
In post #7 I asked for the GH and pH, and ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.

The GH you can get from the municipal water people if you don't already know it (you should, as this impacts some fish) and pH too although a test kit for pH is a good investment. Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate you would have to test, or a fish store, if the latter make sure they give you the numbers, not some vague meaningless (to us) term like "looks good."

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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]
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post #27 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I dont know the GH, PH, ammonia,nitrite, and nitrate levels. I dont have the test kit. I know i should know this but like i said Im still new to this. Helping me out is the best way for me to learn
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I dont know the GH, PH, ammonia,nitrite, and nitrate levels. I dont have the test kit. I know i should know this but like i said Im still new to this. Helping me out is the best way for me to learn
The GH of your tap water is not likely to change in the aquarium, so check your municipality's water supply website. It should mention general hardness or total hardness. Might also have pH. If you can't figure it out, which sometimes happens, post the link and I'll take a look.

The reason I am pushing this is that livebearers need moderately hard water, and molly are especially susceptible to softer water. Tetra on the other hand are soft water fish. There is some degree of tolerance, but as this trouble is with the molly, I'd like to be certain the water is suited for them, or not as the case may be. Stress caused by water parameters being off even a bit will weaken fish, making them more susceptible to other health issues.

Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate is worth checking esp in new tanks. A good investment is the API liquid Master Test Kit. It has pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, all you need. It maybe less expensive online, so consider that.

On the deaths, the higher temp and adding water circulation via the airstone/bubbler is good. I just like to know the above in case we have other issues factoring in. We all learn, sometimes by losing fish. But don't be discouraged.

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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]
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post #29 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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I dont even know how to find the website...im sorry. I will get the test kit tomorrow morning, and ill let you know what it reads.
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post #30 of 35 Old 05-10-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Also my fish look very uncomfortable with the temp so high.How long do I have to keep the temperature up?
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