04-28-2007, 06:32 AM
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Two Problems 2 Separate Tanks Snails and Red Colour on fish
I was doing my weekly water changes in both my 3ft tank and 2ft tank and noticed two problems.
In the first tank (2ft tank) it has 4 mollies and recently 2 baby mollies were born and are doing rather well. There conditions are Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 and nitrate 5. Water temp is 27 Degrees and PH of 7. I looked yesterday and i had 1 snail and after i had done my water change there seems to be like 10 of them they are very very very very small. Will they cause any problems for a tank will they harm the babies or any of the other fish. Should i get rid of them and how can i do this? Is there a natural way or do i use a chemical to kill them off? but will that cause harm to the other fish especially to the babies.
In the second tank (3ft Tank) it has 1 peacock spiny eel, 2 pakistani loaches and 2 hillstroam loaches. Water parameters of 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and 10 nitrate. PH 6.8 and temp of 25 degrees. I noticed tonite that the pakistani loach started to rub himself on the fine gravel and when i did some research it can be some many different things affected by a parasite so i have put a dosage of parasite medication into the tank too see if that helps I also noticed there looks a slight redness near there gills but there fins are moving fine and no white spots or any other markings on any of the other fish. Only the Pakistani loach is beginning to rub himself on the gravel at this stage. Would it just be a parasite or could it be something more. What other options are there to help reduce the stress on the fish and not harm any of the others.