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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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How long does it take for the ammonia spike to go down after having new fish? Now, almost 5 days, after getting my mollies, the orange molly (female) stays at the bottom of the aquarium, on the rocks....why? is she goig to die? She was the healthy one, moving all around and being the first one to eat....I dont understand.

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post #17 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 09:39 AM
 
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If tour ammonia has spiked it will not come down until the nitrites are present.Then your nitrites will spike.You can do a partial water change.Just remember to add salt&conditioner.Leave your lights off.
Cut back on feeding.
How often do you feed?
Your red mollie could very will be stressed if your ammonia is high.A water change will help.Throw in an extra TBL.spoon of salt.Oh and when you feed shut off the filter and ari stones this will help keep the extra food from going to the bottom.
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post #18 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just feel like giving up. Not like I have a new aquarium. I mean that red molly was the most active and always first one to go eat. So why be stressed 5 days after being here....I dont feed much just a few flakes in the morning and a few flakes in the evening.
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post #19 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 10:44 AM
 
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Did you put in a stress coat substance (I forget what it's called)?
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Did you put in a stress coat substance (I forget what it's called)?
No I didnt. but still this is not normal. now my red molly is sideways on the rocks. I just dont think they'd die out of stress 5 days after having them. I'm considering closing my aquarium
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You might have just gotten a sick fish...
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post #22 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:01 AM
 
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Stress Coat also known as conditioner,put the slime caoting on the fish temperarly until the fish get theirs back.It is lost durning transport if not used they can(will) get sick.Without knowing how high your ammonia is it hard to say how much of a water change to do.Between1/2 to 1/4 should be good,but you must put in the water conditioner.I'm not sure what is availble in your area,but any pet store will carry it.They make some called picus plus,stress coat,...
Please quite,this is a normal problem,it take a few days for your tank to start excepting the fish.It does this through a cycle.Feed only once a day,do the water change,and turn out the kight.Light adds to the stress. Have you water checked.Once you are through the cycle you will Love everything,Just don't give up.
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post #23 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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water was perfect when I got my mollies. i'll have tested again tomorrow see if I can get a new fish
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post #24 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:21 AM
 
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Did you have any fish in the tank when you bought the mollies?
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Did you have any fish in the tank when you bought the mollies?
yes, I had my 2 guppies....
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post #26 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:31 AM
 
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How many tests did the person run on your water?How are your guppies doing?
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post #27 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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the guppy is fine. the other one died but he was dying anyways before the mollies. thats why I wanted to add new fish. but the water was tested ok when I got the mollies. and he did about 5 tests.
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If you keep adding more fish to a tank with already sick fish in it, the new fish are just going to keep getting sick.
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post #29 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:56 AM
 
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The thing that confusses me is tou have no algae,but your water tests came back fine.This doesn't fit the profile of a established tank.Make sure and have your nitrates tested,there should be some showing in an established tank.Be sure the person knows how to read a test.People that haven't been properly instructed may say your water is fine,when in fact you have lost your cycle.
If there is anything that will save your red mollie it is a water change.
Do you have public water,or a well?
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post #30 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:57 AM
 
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What he did the test before you got the mollies?
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