Are my fish acting alright? with Video, PLEASE reply!!
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Ive been watching my fish, and they seem to all be hyper!
I havent changed anything in the tank.
In the first video, im worried about the female dalmation molly in the lower left corner. What kind of dance is that? Its not a shimmy, or flashing, but almost, swimming in a circle...
In the second video, both of my dalmation mollies, male and a female, running along the glass, over and over..what could be causing that?
I ran out of tests, though i did a water change yesterday about 40%, but no gravel cleaning as i had done that the day before.
my params were 0 ammonia, 0 nitrItes, and 20ppm nitrAte.
Id like you guys to look at the whole tank anf tell me if my fish seem out of sorts to you...
thank you very much!
whats the weather supposed to be like tonight?
Windy but clear.
The weather makes fish act differently?
Yup a lot of fish will go nuts if a thunderstorm is coming there are some who will huddle at the bottom and some that go into a frenzy. They don't look like anything is wrong with them and i doubt its anything wrong with the tank because both are doing it. Its almost like they thought they were getting fed then got a big fat DENIED and are still looking, if the weathers fine then I'm not sure
Hmm, maybe they are just hungry!
Since I took the ghosties out, I've been feeding them a lot less, and more often. It helps me make sure everybody gets one or two granules at a time. Lol
They freak out whenever I get up close to the tank, almost jumping to get ahead of each other!
When I was watching them, I was across the room, about twelve feet.
The big food amount change has got them begging, huh? Lol
I didn't know that writer affected them...who knows, it could suddenly thunderstorm! This is those island. Weather never stays the same. And sudden rain showers is the theme so far in this summer. =]
The behaviour of the molly on the left in the first video is concerning, that is due to stress. This can be brought on by many things, and short-term is not a problem, but long-term will be.
How long has this tank been set up and how long has that molly been in it?
And, what is your GH and pH and temp?
I have hard water, the ph is 7.5 and the temp is 77.
I have had the mollies for two weeks, they were the first in that tank, but the gravel and filter is from an older tank. The fish that were in the older tank are not sick.
Could it be stress from a feeding change?
That female usually hangs out with the whit female that is recovering from what I'm guessing is a bacterial infection. It's gone now, just making sure it doesn't come back. Could the Dalmatian be stressed without the white one?
There is another female, and a male in the tank. Possibly not enough females to distribute aggression?
I would not do anything; without knowing the something definite is wrong, trying to do "something" is usually worse and it only adds more stress. Feed normally, do weekly water changes normally (though another in case there is medication left in the tank might help), no sudden changes.
One thing I wold suggest is more floating plants. This can calm fish amazingly.
Actually, i didnt medicate of put AQ salt in this tank..i seperated the sick fish from the others.
I got an API master test kit, and my params were ph 6.4, ammonia 0, nitrIte 0 NitrAte 10ppm
I thought 6.4 ph would be soft water? am i wrong?
And if it is, how could i have hard water?
I am going to call the town hall and ask..they should have that record on file. maybe even my parents still have the test they did.
Im not going to do anything besides continue the feeding schedule i have now, and water changes as i have been. I know how doing 'something' about it can turn into whay did i do that?!? Lol.
Thank you so much!
My article on hardness and pH mentions the safe ways of adjusting GH and pH. With livebearers, it really can't be too high, so I would use dolomite if you can get it, or aragonite which is similar. You can buy sands and gravels intended for marine tanks made of these substances, usually with crushed coral too. Before we get into methods, we need to know the GH and KH.
If you do have soft water, which seems likely but not absolutely from the pH, soft water fish would suit it better. Less fuss.
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