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i just got an orange molly and realize the base of his fins are white. the fins are nice and clear. is this finrot? the begining of it? some fungal infection? it just the color, there is no visible fuzz...will the conversion to SW kill the infection, if it an infection?

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Pic? Fin rot, at its beginning stages is very easy to kick. Try heated water and MelaFix. Worked every time for my puffers and tetras.

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Still acclimating, can't get a goo pic

I thought this guy died, but he just stressing. Female is just fine though, and still picking on him :angry:

Can I add a little erythromycin to the bucket? They are going to be in there for another few hours. Will it do anything?

Edited by Squared, 28 January 2012 - 07:09 PM.

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No, MelaFix.

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I don't have that. The EM is for fin rot and other bacterial infections.

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Hmm I've never heard of EM before. Gosh I feel bad. I've got a brand new bottle of MelaFix, just sitting there.

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It's by API. Google it.

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Then it should be fine. Sure. But stick to the recommended dosing. In fact, I'd dose even less than recommended for stress reasons.

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Added a little-not even a full scoop of the spoon in the metro bottle.

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lol

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Added a little-not even a full scoop of the spoon in the metro bottle.

Aight.

lol

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lol


no need to troll.

Google saltwater mollies, has been done a million times before with plenty of success.

I'm guessing you are new to the hobby?

Edited by Squared, 28 January 2012 - 07:24 PM.

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Dunno what the heck that guy means.

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He's a noob

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Ah. But yes, with that lower-than-recommended dosage, it should be fine.

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i thought the acclimation process was like +.02 every other day.

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A guy on YouTube acclimated a GSP from full FW to full SW in a day. Not healthy/good IMO.

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i thought the acclimation process was like +.02 every other day.


Would have been better, but they can take 5-8 acclimation.

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I think I may have to give this a try, from all that ive read so far, they seem like a great addition to a clean up crew. Maybe I can get rid of my bulldozing hermits lol.

Good luck on the Acclimation process and keep us informed!!

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For the record, 2 LFSs near me sell them pre-acclimated :naughtydance:

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Are they pretty?

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Posted Image

:( Looks really bad, but still alive

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Euthanize it and start w a new one IMO. It looks like its suffering.

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Im not going to kill it...sometimes he will get up and swim around

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Another thing that could be causing the fish to stress more is that the heater I'm using does not have a very good thermostat.

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