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PaperclipGirl 02-23-2010 03:30 PM

Talking crap about mollies.... literally
 
My lyretail creamsicle mollies poop a lot. Is that common? I have never had mollies before, but the leave long (2 inches) trails all over the tank.

Just curious - or maybe I'm feeding them too much?

Austin 02-23-2010 04:13 PM

Could be feeding them too much... but mollies are generally messy fish. They eat a lot and poop a lot.

TankMAster 02-24-2010 06:55 AM

Same problem here.....Just don't feed them as much or try fasting them 1 day a week.

It's a poop stopping trick that has worked for me but sadly Im breeding now so I have to feed my fish well and do daily water changes..oh and clean up the 1 - 2" poop + dead plants.

Edit:

Try a varied diet of flake food, crushed cichlid pellets, and live foods like brine or blood worms. Don't forget the live or pelleted algae or live plants.

fryup 02-24-2010 12:20 PM

maybe its just how the fish are :):):)


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