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Overstocked - Need advice on compatibility
Old 02-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #11
 
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I really don't like always being the bearer of bad news, but the move on top of the ich is going to take a toll.

Ich can be treated solely by raising the temp to 90F, without any meds. Molly can handle this for a week or two, but some fish can't; corys for instance would not last or would be severely weakened. But depending what is in the tank, the temp can work.

Molly are bad fish for new tanks. They are very highly susceptible to any ammonia, I have this from a professional molly breeder in Florida. They need very stable water, with mineral (i.e., hard water). Ich is always contracted due to stress, so this is to be expected.

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
 
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I really don't like always being the bearer of bad news, but the move on top of the ich is going to take a toll.

Ich can be treated solely by raising the temp to 90F, without any meds. Molly can handle this for a week or two, but some fish can't; corys for instance would not last or would be severely weakened. But depending what is in the tank, the temp can work.

Molly are bad fish for new tanks. They are very highly susceptible to any ammonia, I have this from a professional molly breeder in Florida. They need very stable water, with mineral (i.e., hard water). Ich is always contracted due to stress, so this is to be expected.

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Yeah once I saw the Ick I just knew things weren't going to go well. I put some API super Ick cure (less than a full dose about 6-7ml). I am rasing the temp as well.

The API cure says to only do a water change 48 hours after I put the cure in. I did a water change about....15 hours ago.

The Ick is mainly affecting my two black mollies (their eyes are swollen)
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