I have been watching her all day and she just did this twitching, jerky thing. Like she was having a seizure. She is hanging out around the heater. She is right up against it. The water temp is 78 degrees according to the thermometer on the opposite side of the tank. Should I raise the temp? She is bullying the other molly more than usual. She won't let her near the heater. I don't know why they have develop a love for the heater. She swims around fine and eats but her gills seem to be moving more than usual. Like she is breathing hard.
I did a weekly tank maintenance yesterday. Vacuumed, mixed the sand some, cleaned up the plants (had a lot of dead plant material. New plants), and changed 25 percent of the water. Nitrates were a little high, 40 and nitrite was reading .25. I have been over feeding them because they both had babies and they were eating them. Someone said to feed them
more and they would leave the babies alone. I have two fry left. One from each fish. I just added new filter media but I left the old in as well so it could seed the new media. Checked water perms today and nitrate had climbed to 80 and ammonia was at .25. Did another water change and added Prime. Got nitrates down to 20 and ammonia almost zero. Ammonia reading was yellow but just a touch of green. Or so it looked to me. Nitrite was 0.
She is swimming around right now and seems fine.