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post #1 of 3 Old 03-08-2008, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
My Molly is losing Scales!!!

My black molly is losing scales right next to his gill on th left side.
Whats wrong do i need to treat him??

He's in a twelve gallon tank with another molly, two platies and three cory cats. The temp varies between 78 and 80 degrees. Its got two live plants two ornaments and a gravel substrate.
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-08-2008, 08:27 PM
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What are your water parameters?

Is it possible that the scales have been lost due to an injury? Or from any other fish, maybe the other molly or a platy, harassing him? Are the scales mising clean or is ther fungus growing also?

I would be inclined not to medicate. Especially if they have been lost due to injury or in a scrap with another fish then all it needs to heal is good water conditions, therefore plenty of water changes. you can add some melafix if you like but it's not necessary.

If there is fungus growing then again this could simply be secondary to an injury, but it may need to be loked into further.

12g is a bit small for mollies and platies. The mollies especially can grow quite large (4") and really 30g is a better minimum tank size for them.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Try usingPimaFix to combat any possible infection and MelaFix to promote healing.
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