02-04-2011, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by haautos
ive read that the firemouth might not being brought up with the other fish but yes i do know that i have a separate tank with two jack dempseys in it the firemouth was in with them but they grew so much faster than this poor little guy he always hid and i never even seen him come out when i fed them so i figured i would put him in with the other fish until he got a little bigger then put him back in with them the millies are even bigger than him he is maybe an inch and seems a lot happier in with them he is always out swimming and never hiding but yes i will watch him..thank you
and i will check out your thread and good luck with your molly mine has been in the treatmess less then 24 hours but the stuff is still on her and now around it is all red like sores however she is swimming much more than she was the treatment says 4 days..
Here is hoping that the redness is the white stuff healing!!
Your FM is a really little guy!!! I have never heard of them getting along with other fish (outside of similar tempered and sized cichlids, catfish, & plecos) if raised with them. But it does take a long time for the FMs to grow. My FM grew like maybe 1/4" withing 2 months before the Red Devil killed him...in all fairness I didnt know the Red Devil was a RD until it was too late...it was sold to me as a FM at the same time I had acquired the other FM...then a few weeks later the FM/RD just kept getting bigger, and had orange on it...looked like an orange blossom peacock without the blue. Then when enlisting the help of some cichlid folks from my local aquarium I figured out what she was; on their hunch I researched the growing process of a Red Devil, and sure enough I have one, she is a late bloomer though. Anyways...the FM I had was a cool little guy, but he tried to kill a BGK that was 3 times his size, would have succeeded if I wouldnt have scooped him out (the BGK).
A small idea...if he gets to the point where he, the FM, is too dangerous for the smaller fish, but yet the larger cichlids are still a threat to him, a tank divider should work.
Good luck with your molly getting better, having sick fish is frustrating and sad.