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mollies 03-27-2009 10:48 PM

help with 55 gallon tank
I want to know if im over crowded??? Iv got 7 mollies, 2 archers, 3 painted skirt tetras, 1 com plec, 2 columbin sharks. I have had the tank for awhile now 3 months. and 4 of my fish have got white speks alover them what is it????

lowco1 03-27-2009 11:18 PM

The white speks on your fish is probable ich you sould go to your lfs and pick up some ich treatment I recomend a.p.i. super ich treatment it works really well I got 2 packs of it and used them on my 55gal and the ich is gone now just follow the directions on the back of the packet. How do the sharks react with the mollies?

mollies 03-27-2009 11:24 PM

they get along good they dont botter anything. but my ? now is how would the ich treatment do on my sharks? iv had my mollies since i got the tank and added the sharks 3 weeks ago. i want to ad more mollies that why i want to know if its ov crowded.

Cody 03-27-2009 11:35 PM

The Sharks and Archers are brackish fish, not FW. They also get way too large for a 55G tank. You need to give them away or return the to your LFS.

Which fish have the spots? And your water parameters/temperature?

mollies 03-27-2009 11:40 PM

yes cody i under stand they are brakish my tank is brakish and im cycleing my 125 now to put them in. thanks tho. but could u tell me if the tank is to crowded? my 55 plz u seem to know a lot bout fish and was wondering what other brakish fish to put in the 125?

mollies 03-27-2009 11:42 PM

mollies temps is 78 f. para havent tested today. at work now

Cody 03-27-2009 11:42 PM

Well, you put this in the FW section...

How big are the sharks and archers? That plays a big part on stocking.

But before you add anything, we need to address you "white spots" problem. What are your water parameters?

mollies 03-27-2009 11:45 PM

the shark 2 inch and the archer 3.5 dnt know para yet be home shortly

mollies 03-27-2009 11:45 PM

and sorry bout the fw brakish new to the forum

Cody 03-27-2009 11:54 PM

Oh, and common pleco size?

By the way, you should rehome the pleco and the tetras. They should be in FW and are not BW fish.

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