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post #11 of 27 Old 01-23-2007, 09:25 AM
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my plattys dont have any salt. and there doing good.
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post #12 of 27 Old 01-23-2007, 06:08 PM
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i never knew they need salt ....lucky i don't have them
Cam, I posted previously they don't necessarily needed the salt unless they were adapted to salty conditions.

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post #13 of 27 Old 01-23-2007, 06:09 PM
Matt your if your platies had salt, they would be much much much more happy. MAybe thats why she had dead babies. Mollies should have salt, they thrive better with it.
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post #14 of 27 Old 01-24-2007, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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i am starting to notice some white spots on the mollie, is this a problem?
i have heard of something called ick but i dont know what it is. need a little help here.
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post #15 of 27 Old 01-24-2007, 07:46 PM
this is probably ich, black mollies are prone to ich. They normally get ich when the water temperature is too cold. YOu should raise the temperature a few degrees. To treat ich, you will need may different ways to treat it since some ways work for some people, other ways dont. You will probably need to try every way until one of them works.
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post #16 of 27 Old 01-24-2007, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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we just added some salt, will that help? and what are some of the other ways to treat ich, drops, water change?
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post #17 of 27 Old 01-24-2007, 08:10 PM
water changes wont really help since the ich is on the gravel, ornaments and stuff, not free swimming around the water. You can buy medication at your fish store. May i ask what temperature that tank is, what salt your using, and how much salt you are using?
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post #18 of 27 Old 01-24-2007, 08:22 PM
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Remember NO TABLE SALT. I killed a whole tank of Fish Like That When I was 6.
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while livebearers dont REQUIRE salt per se they seem to do much better with some salt. the salt also helps out with ich and fungal diseases. mollies in fact can live in saltwater if they are slowly adjusted to it. you might not NEED the salt but it certainly won't hurt and the fish will most likely do better.
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post #20 of 27 Old 01-24-2007, 09:44 PM
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Thread moved here as it seems more focused on diseases and problems than just fish.

Do the treatment against ich for 2 weeks minimum.
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