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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
Painfully Shy Balloon Mollies, and a Parasite Question
I dont feel like making this into 2 threads, so Ill put both questions in here LOL
First off... A week ago, I bought a pair of balloon mollies- A bright orange male, and a white female, and both are really healthy. The white one came out of the corner and started swimming around after a few days, but after a week, the orange one still refused to come out of the pot-thingy decoration. If I poked the decor, it would come out, swim around frantically, and hit its little head on everything, and proceed back into the decoration after about 5 seconds. On Friday, I bought another marble female to hopefully make the orange one feel more comfortable and come out... Umm, that was a fail. They would just all huddle in the corner being terrified together. The marble one is doing OK now, and is moving around and stuff, but that orage molly STILL wont come out! Other than just giving it time, is there anything else I can do to make him feel more comfortable? Ive never had a healthy fish hid this long...
BTW, my water is quality fine, and has a good amount of salt in it (2.5), so I know thats not the problem.
And now on to question number 2...
I keep getting this wierd parasite my tank. I forgot the name of it, but its an internal parasite when your fish eat, but get really skinny anyway, and eventually die. Ive had it happen to a few platies and guppies, and my sunset-wag platy has it right now, and I dont know how to get rid of it. What meds can you use to treat this?
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