a couple hours ago i noticed that my orange Mollie's spine was bent and her skin was a little bit rough. I quarantined her immediately. my tank was moved from a neighbors house and hadn't been properly cared for for about 2 weeks. Before the move one of the tetras in the tank had a bent spine, too. I euthanized him because he couldn't swim very well and didn't want anything to spread. the fish looked fine for the week I've had them at my house. I didn't think to change the food I was using so it could have spread that way. i cleaned all decor and filters ect. before putting them back in the tank after the move
1~What type of fish is afflicted? molly
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)?
3~ How large is the tank? ~ 30 gallons
How long has the tank been set up? about a week
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number a sponge filter ~20 gal
and a tetra 20 gall filter, i think?
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
-4 black mollies 1 1/2 to 2 inches long
-5 orange mollies 1/2 inch
-2 glass catfish 2 inches
-~7 Cory catfish 1 1/2 to 2 inches
- 2 adult Plecos (3 inches) and about 10 1/4 inch babies
-8 neon tetras 1/2 inch
-3 black tetras 1 1/2 inches
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel?
How often do you do this? this is the 1st time since i got the fish
How much water do you remove at a time? ~ 10%
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
1 week, i got them from a friend
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
i added a decoration, a different filter, and a heater
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish? fish flakes
have you changed their diet recently? no