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  1. Beginner Molly Care Tips?

    Livebearers
    Hello! My sister's boyfriend's sister's (I know it's complicated) mollies had some babies, and my sister, being the vegan fish owner she is, wanted to try raising them. This means that I get some mollies! I had a betta fish a couple years ago, but that's about the extent of my experience with...
  2. What could be wrong with my black Molly?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I am checking the water tomorrow as I usually get it done by my local pet-store, but so far, I only have one sick fish - the rest seem to be just fine. My black male Molly (affectionatly named Midnighter) is sick. He has been rather slow for about 2 days and would stick to the top left corner...
  3. Sick Dalmatian Molly

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Basically my dalmatian molly has been sick for a few weeks now, but is still interested in food. Please read below for further details. Thanks! Water parameters Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 5.0ppm pH: 7.2 KH and GH: Unknown Test kit: API Freshwater Master Test Kit Temperature...
  4. Large Bumps on Balloon Molly

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    We have a balloon Molly who has developed three bumps on her side - a large one and two smaller ones. They look like warts or something, they don't have any particular texture, no fuzz. They look like growths of some kind, maybe underneath the scales because they aren't discolored at all. She...
  5. Molly jumped out of the tank

    Livebearers
    Hello everyone! This morning I woke up to feed my fish, when I noticed my molly (male) was on the floor. He must've jumped out of the tank, fell onto the cabinet to then fall on the floor. However, when trying to pick him up he was almost completely dried up, but somehow alive. Out of stress I...
  6. Peaceful way to kill baby mollys?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I know it sounds horrible. One of my Mollys gave birth, and I have tried to give away my babies for free. But leaving in Canada doesn't seem to have as many outlets like USA does. I still have like 30 babies in a 37.5 gallon tank, with the about 10 of my adult fish. They are getting bigger and...
  7. Molly freaking out when touching plants.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I've had this happen in the past, but I'm worried right now because I just bought new fish yesterday and already lost one. One of my new Mollys (Creamsicle type), has been swimming erratically and whenever it (The anal fish is so confusing the shop keeper couldn't figure it out either)...
  8. This is weird

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I've never in my 30+ years of keeping fish seen this. I have a while Molly that has what looks like algae growing from her mouth and from under her gill slit.. what??
  9. Whose the Mama? Is it my Platy?

    Fish Breeding
    Hello, So about 8 weeks ago I got three Mickey Mouse Platys, three Bumblebee Platys, and Three assorted Mollies; All female. In the last month, I lost two Mickey Mouse, one Bumblebee and one Molly. On Monday while cleaning my tank I found a baby fry, dark orange, thinking the mama had to be my...
  10. Bloated or Pregnant?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have a Gold Dust Molly, that I noticed today is kinda fat. I was thinking she's bloated, but when looking at photos online, some photos that look like her apparently they are pregnant. I'm put her in a separate tank right now with a couple of peas to see if maybe she's bloated and...
  11. Stocking a 10 gallon tank - mollies, cory cats, and shrimp?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I'm planning my first 10 gallon freshwater tank, and I've decided I'd like to try to keep a few mollies. I'm new to fishkeeping, so thank you in advance for your guidance! My plan so far: 2 short-finned mollies (both female) 3-4 cory cats (pygmy maybe, to lower the bioload?) 3 amano...
  12. White mossy/moldy looking path on my molly's side

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed she was becoming a little weak and when I was moving things around in the tank I guess it stressed her out more and she looked like she was gonna die; she was wobbly, toppling over etc. She lived, and i kept an eye on her. I got home after being away for a night and noticed theres a...
  13. 2 dead fish

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello all, I recently bought my 20 gallon fishtank, probably about 2 months ago. I've had no problems until recently. I bought an upside down catfish, 2 marble mollies, and 3 more tiger barbs. Yesterday, I found one of my marble mollies and my catfish dead. My catfish was covered in white...
  14. 2 Dead Fish Today

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I am new to owning an aquarium. I've had my 20 gallon tank set up for about 2 months, the water levels have been fine for a while now, but today my marble molly and upside down catfish died. The marble molly was struggling all morning to stay alive, she would swim for about 10 seconds...
  15. Molly fish, need help!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I recently just started caring for fish. I have a 20gal tank for 3 mollies (There were supposed to be 2 females and a male but the petstore thought one of the boys was a girl so now I have 2 males). The've been living good for a few weeks but my males caught ick, they're now treated and well...
  16. Breeding Tropical Molly

    Fish Breeding
    Hi. I am relatively new to this aquarium world and is interested in breeding mollies. I have a big size female black molly and a medium size male gold molly. I have read about 2 or 3 females to 1 male ratio and added 1 small size dalmation female molly. But it was fin nipped and harrassed by the...
  17. Dealing with aggression in molly

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi. I am relatively new to this aquarium world and is interested in breeding mollies. I have a big size female black molly and a medium size male gold molly. I have read about 2 or 3 females to 1 male ratio and added 1 small size dalmation female molly. But it was fin nipped and harrassed by the...
  18. Breeding Mollies

    Livebearers
    Hi. I am relatively new to this aquarium world and is interested in breeding mollies. I have a big size female black molly and a medium size male gold molly. I have read about 2 or 3 females to 1 male ratio and added 1 small size dalmation female molly. But it was fin nipped and harrassed by the...
  19. Guppies and mollies dying

    Livebearers
    I have a 2 feet freshwater tank. I started with the following fish: 6 guppies 4 black mollies 4 platys 2 rainbow sharks 1 betta fish 2 zebra fish 1 white molly 1 spotted molly 2 orange mollies 2 white fish that i do not know the name of 2 orange fish (similar to platys) almost every day a...
  20. My silver Molly is very bloated, having trouble swimming

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Quote: 1. Size of tank? 45 gal. 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? ? b. Nitrite? 0-.5 c. Nitrate? About 40 d. pH, KH and GH? Ph-6.8-7.2, kh:about 80, gh:150 e. Test kit? Tetra easy strips 6 in 1 3. Temperature? Approx 72 F 4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? Freshwater 5. How long the...
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