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post #1 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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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).
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 03:24 PM
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Mollys would be ok but bettas love black water and could work in that tank
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-15-2009, 07:21 PM
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No, they will not be okay. In soft acidic environment, they become more prone to infections and become listless. Best keep them separated IMO.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-16-2009, 06:50 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-16-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks for the heads up, I didn't think they could handle it but I wasn't really thanks for saving my fish!
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