11-28-2013, 09:04 PM
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Black Mollies Lethargic?
Hi, everyone. I am using three black mollies (1m2f) to cycle my 10 gallon because they can be in it for the conversion to brackish. They will be returned to the fish store once the cycle is complete. I will possibly be able to get some bacterial additives to experiment with (TSS) on Thursday, the 5th. My test kit was delayed due to the Thanksgiving holliday so it will be here Monday or Tuesday. Don't have any readings atm but my temp is at 82F and pH is 8.2.
They are (and have been since being added to the tank almost 48 hours ago) swimming in place in their little group in various parts of the tank. They have really taken to sitting around the filter lately. No food has been eaten yet but they are using the restroom. They were taken from a shoal of 70+, are they just feeling insecure about the reduction in group size and new tank? Just wondering if I should be worried. They aren't clamping their fins, bottom-sitting, breathing hard or showing any other signs of stress besides the lethargy.
No salt will be added until the tank is cycled and I know, shame on me for doing fish-in, but it is my preferred method and I have a right to my opinions and ways.