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Herky 07-15-2009 12:56 PM

Mollies in blackwater?
Going to do a blackwater setup for my angels, gouramis, and discus but I also have two mollies that currently reside with them, will they be ok in a blackwater environment or should I move them to another tank (which I have another tank available, so not a big deal).

bary trotter 07-15-2009 03:24 PM

Mollys would be ok but bettas love black water and could work in that tank

Lupin 07-15-2009 07:21 PM

No, they will not be okay. In soft acidic environment, they become more prone to infections and become listless. Best keep them separated IMO.

Oldman47 07-16-2009 06:50 PM

Mollies in a black water environment will develop "shimmies" and will gradually get worse over time. As Lupin said, the acidic, low TDS environment will cause them to go downhill fast.

Herky 07-16-2009 07:43 PM

Cool, thanks for the heads up, I didn't think they could handle it but I wasn't really thanks for saving my fish!

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