Questions from a Newbie
Hi Guys! Im new to this site and having an aquarium!
About a month ago I purchased a 10 gallon tank, two red wag platys and two black mollies...I added 'Quick Start' & 'Stress Coat'. The guy at my local Petsmart said that it would be fine for them. A week or so went by and one of my black mollies became very lethargic and skinny. She would hide behind the filter. All of the other fish were fine and loved feeding time. I did a water change two weeks into having the tank. Added the stuff to the water, everything seemed fine, besides having whitish brown algae on the tank walls! The lethargic black molly seemed to come to live again, eating more, but still skinny. Now the other black molly, who was gaining weight because she was eating all the food, seemed to becoming the same way as the other one...My platys were still fine. The female whom I thought was pregnant was just getting bigger and bigger. All the fish were still alive and very somber. I did another water change in two weeks. I had Petsmart check my water. He said there was no ammonia but there was HIGH levels of nitrites (or nitrates) he said to get PRIME and add a cap full to my water and do another 25% water change in a few days, because my tank isn't fully cycled yet. I was going to do a water change today but this morning my pregnant platy was sitting on the bottom of the tank barely moving, I'm thinking she was dying, but then i saw a baby on the other side of the tank. She then quickly got up, when she realized i was awake and it was feeding time. i put the baby and momma in the breeding floating thing that sits on top of the water. The momma still seems to be very tired and just lays there. Could she be having more or did already and I can't seem them? Im scared with the water change I will hurt the possible other fry in the tank!! The fish all seem to be fine today...
If you could offer any insight on anything that I should be doing or am doing wrong that would be great! If you have questions, ask away!