Hi. Same as another introduction i just read, got tired of googling all my questions on every random fish forum out there and decided to join one! So here i am!
A little intimidating b/c i'm new at the sport, but these posts seem friendly compared to some i've read.
Anywho, i'm in Franklin, Tn and got an aquarium for my 3 boys for a valentines' day present and i freaking love my tank! (didn't think i would)
It was a neighbor's tank that he had had for a couple years and was over it, so i just took it over w/5 of his fish. So, no brand new tank--fully cycled and all of that, but i'm running into some problems as i add new fish.
I just had my first bought of ICH and lost 2 fish--they were my neighbors and the biggest in the tank (2 bleeding heart tetra's-probably 3 inches each).
So i bought some medicine and moving forward.
Everyone seems ok except one of my neon tetra's has lost a little of his tail, but he is hiding out a lot which i'm taking as a good sign until he is back to normal.
The other odd ball thing is i just put in a new pot-bellied molly and she keeps scratching her body up one side of a decoration. It's freaking me out, b/c i don't want to lose any more fish. So i've been searching all over and trying to figure out what to do next.
Also if you want to know my water #'s, i don't have them. I just take my water into Petsmart and they tell me it's fine every time i go. I am thinking about investing in a test kit for home, but can't decide which one. Suggestions on that as well? Necessary?
But, back to the molly--what should i do? Is this velvet? Her body looks fine though. I've heard they all die from that.
What to do, what to do??