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Old 01-23-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
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Ich to start, Popeye and I'm at a loss here

I have a 40 gallon aquarium.
Thanks to Petsmart, I put a fish with ich in my tank. I didn't notice until he was in. I treated immediately.

Here's the problem.
I had 6 Dalmatian mollies, 4 creamcicle mollies, 3 red wag platies, 3 giant danios and a hi fin spotted Pleco...
Nitrates were a little high so I did a PWC 25% on top of my typical weekly PWC.
Literally the next morning I had two Dalmatians with Popeye. I had no money for more treatments, figured I'd wait a day or two, dim my lighting, and lower the strength of the bubble wall, and try to minimize the stress.

Next day. Every Dalmatian and one cream had Popeye. I cried, and possibly had a heart attack.
I've since lost two Dalmatians and the one cream Molly.
The Popeye has almost completely gone away in the remaining mollies.

Could the amount of bubbles I had in there caused the stress, illness and death of the mollies?
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Why on earth was it specific to my mollies and nobody else? No other fish even had the slightest sign of illness.

Thanks folk.


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It's a good question. What ingredients did you treat with as I'm assuming it was some sort of med?

Myself, I find mollies and platies a bit sensitive. Kind of like a canary in a coal mine.
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