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post #1 of 4 Old 09-28-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Mollies in distress! New tank. New member.

I don't have the space or the means to keep a quarantine tank which seems to be the main solution here. My fish are at an advanced stage of velvet & are developing cotton mouth. I'm not comfortable using lots of chemicals. My question is can anyone suggest an alternative or should I just let nature take it's course?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-28-2009, 07:31 PM
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How does your water test for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph?
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-30-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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How does your water test for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph?
The tank is newly cycling so everything is rather high. My mollies are sick & even tho I 'm trying to cure them, I don't know whether to let nature take it's course or put them out of their misery.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-30-2009, 07:26 PM
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I would start doing daily water changes to lower ammonia and nitrite.
Not sure what other fish are in the tank, but for mollies, it would not hurt to add some salt to the tank. A tablespoon per 5 gallons of water, dissolve first. The salt will also help the nitrite be less toxic.
Mollies do better in hard water with a higher ph. Do you know your ph?
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