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Old 03-19-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Black Molly is hiding from me!!

About a week ago I got a black Molly and I am really worried about him. He doesn't eat hardly at all and he hides from me all the time! Click image for larger version

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:28 AM   #2
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What other fish are in the tank?
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:30 AM   #3
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2 Glofish tetra, and 3 Platy. Do you think getting another Molly would help?
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:34 AM   #4
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Well maybe, Molly's tend to be very social. Have you looked at him? Dose he look skinny? Cloudy eyes? Ick?! If he looks good, give him time to acclimate. He may just need time to get comfy.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:34 AM   #5
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No. Mollies need a bigger tank. At least 20 gallons, preferably 30. They are very messy. Your glofish are also schooling fish, and should be in a group of 5-10, which requires a larger tank.

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:37 AM   #6
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He looks perfectly fine. You think moving him to my 55g tank would help? I was told he would be absolutely fine in my tank.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:38 AM   #7
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Also told that as long as there was two or more Glofish they would be fine. This is my first time with Glofish.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:39 AM   #8
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IMHO, a lot of the information given from fish stores is very misleading. I tend to check things on www.liveaquaria.com to get a basic idea of requirements before bringing anyone home with me.
I am also a total fish nerd and have multiple books on the subjects.....

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:41 AM   #9
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I personally have a 29 gallon glofish tank.... they can get mean when not in a school. And in a smaller tank. I started them in a 10 gallon and it was NOT a good idea. They are just GM Black Skirt tetras, so look up the requirements of those to give yourself an idea.

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:41 AM   #10
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Thank you! I'm trying so hard with these fish. I'm used to Platy and guppies. I think my Platy are pregnant now. Would you be able to tell? I've never had pregnant Platy.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:42 AM   #11
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Sure... post a pic

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:42 AM   #12
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Thank you so much! What to about my poor Molly though?
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:42 AM   #13
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Your fish should be absolutely fine in that tank. Unless there isn't enough aeration and filtration. Have you tested for ammonia?
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:43 AM   #14
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If you have a larger tank available with suitable tank mates, I would move it over. If not, honestly see if you can return it. They get very wasteful.

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:45 AM   #15
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I have and there is no ammonia...
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As far as I can see, they are all females. Scarlet definitely looks pregnant, and the other 2 most likely are if they were kept in a mixed gender tank at the store. Livebearers can store sperm for several months, and keep impregnating themselves with it.

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Do you have any idea how long before I should be expecting fry?
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:51 AM   #19
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Here is a care page for Mollys:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...89&pcatid=2089

And your Glofish:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...63&pcatid=1563



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I honestly love you! Lol
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