Mollies in blackwater? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Herky's Avatar
 
Mollies in blackwater?

Going to do a blackwater setup for my angels, gouramis, and discus but I also have two mollies that currently reside with them, will they be ok in a blackwater environment or should I move them to another tank (which I have another tank available, so not a big deal).
Herky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 04:24 PM
New Member
 
Mollys would be ok but bettas love black water and could work in that tank
bary trotter is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
No, they will not be okay. In soft acidic environment, they become more prone to infections and become listless. Best keep them separated IMO.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-16-2009, 07:50 PM
Member
 
Oldman47's Avatar
 
Mollies in a black water environment will develop "shimmies" and will gradually get worse over time. As Lupin said, the acidic, low TDS environment will cause them to go downhill fast.
Oldman47 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-16-2009, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Herky's Avatar
 
Cool, thanks for the heads up, I didn't think they could handle it but I wasn't really sure...so thanks for saving my fish!
Herky is offline  
Reply

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is blackwater ok for gouramis? Herky Anabantids 10 08-20-2009 02:59 PM
What's the best blackwater additive out there? Herky Cichlids 3 07-11-2009 11:52 AM
Does anyone have a blackwater tank? soco1125 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 8 01-23-2007 11:19 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