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Old 05-16-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Dead Fish, why?!

I'm getting so tired of having to post these but my two mollies died. Yesterday I posted about my lyretail being upside down, well he died today. And after he was scooped out I noticed that my black molly was also dead. But she was wedged between the glass and the thermometer and looked like this: Click image for larger version

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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What are your water parameters?
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
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pH - 6.2
ammonia - 0 ppm
nitrite - 0 ppm
nitrate - 3-4 ppm (hard to tell)
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:53 PM   #4
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How big is the tank? Is it cycled? Where did u buy the fish?
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:03 PM   #5
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The tank is 22 gal, fully cycles and has been for months. I get all my fish at Petsmart.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:37 PM   #6
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When did you add the fish? What else is in the tank? Sometimes chain stores let their stock live in unsafe conditions which can shorten their life.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:40 PM   #7
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I got them May 5, also currently in the tank is:

1 Dwarf Gourami
4 (used to be 5) tiger barbs
1 sunburst platy
1 mickey mous platy
5 neon tetras
4 khuli loaches
1 (if its still there) bumblebee catfish
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:50 PM   #8
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Tiger barbs can be pretty rough. I have 4 and every once in awhile they have a fit and go after a tank mate. They are smaller than most of the other fish so they usually back off before they cause damage.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:50 PM   #9
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So it was them who may have attacked the black molly?
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:51 PM   #10
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It's possible all fish are different. Did you notice any marks on the fish when you pulled it out?
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:52 PM   #11
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I'm not sure, in the pic she looked a bit torn up if thats what those patches are on her.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:54 PM   #12
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It's hard to tell in the picture but it's very possible. Have you noticed any aggression?
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:55 PM   #13
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Not at all, they've been very peaceful and they stay in their little school most of the time.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:58 PM   #14
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Any issues with the gourami?
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:02 AM   #15
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Nope, he's the hardiest fish I've ever had. He's been peaceful for the more than half a year I've had him and he always adjusts to new arrivals almost instantly.
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That's really good. If they were healthy from the store than it may have been the barbs.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:06 AM   #17
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Alright, thank you for you help!
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:46 AM   #19
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If this was my I would do 50% water changes everyday for a week. Most likely you have some parasite in your tank.

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #20
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I have 14 tiger barbs, and recently got 4 mollies(2 balloon and two normal) and the tiger barbs didn't even investigate them when I added them, which was weird. My two normal mollies both died within a week, abruptly with no warning, but my two balloon mollies are still going after a month. In my experience, when my tiger go so far as to kill something, I find it finless and without eyes(as I added tigers, some of the previous tigers got dethroned by the newer ones). I dont think it was tigers in your case, I think some mollies are just fragile or something.
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