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Chris7 02-04-2012 05:19 PM

small problem with Balloon mollies?
 
I had 2 balloon mollies that got along fine the I added a third one the other day,and she's chasing and nipping at the 2 old ones all the time? I thought these little guys are suppose to be a gentle species? Any idea why she woud be doing this.
specs. 25 gallon
ammoinia 0
nitrites 0.1
nitrates ?
Ph 7.5
water temp 81 F

SolaceTiger 02-09-2012 06:05 PM

Is the new one a male that's chasing females?

wendybonas 02-20-2012 04:54 PM

balloon mollies
 
I bought 2 spotted balloon mollies yesterday and 2 orange platys I have them in a small isolation tank for a while before I add them to my big aquarium. A couple of hours ago I was watching them swim round okay and when I went to switch the lights off a few minutes ago one of the orange ones has comletely vanished, there are no sign of it jumping out of the small gap at the back of the tank and no remains floating in the tank. Is it possible for it to die or be killed and eaten in 2 hours


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