Black Molly - silver spot on her scale

zeebo
  • #1
HI Guys,

Pls see attached pic and video.
She never had it before.
Is this ick or something else?
 
COBettaCouple
  • #2
Does the spot look fuzzy (Fungus) and like it's raised off her body or does it look more like a shallow bit of her scales have come off (Probably an injury)?
 
Sabi
  • #3
It does't look like ick. It could be fungus as COBettaCouple says. I think something definitely is the matter as she seems to be swimming in a lathargic way or in one place. I she?
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
HI COBettaCouple, the spot is not raised. Its not fuzzy. Its a silver spot...can't figure what it is.

HI Sabi, yes she is swimming in a lathargic way or in one place.

I am having trouble fishing her up so I have not been able to quarantine her. She swims away and hides very quickly.

Thank you.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #5
It could be early fungus - do you have a still picture closeup of the spot that you could post?
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
HI COBettaCouple,

I attached a pic in my first post. Its below the video.

I will post another pic. Don't have it with me now.

Thanks.

HI COBettaCouple,

Pls see 2 pics attached.
Thank You for your help.
Really appreciate it.

I have another question.
If a tank is cycled and fish still die with no obvious injury or fungus....what could be the reason?

Thanks again.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #7
If the ammonia & nitrites are 0 and the nitrates 10 or less then you are maybe looking at internal parasites or internal bacteria but those both will show symptoms in the fish.

What are you using to treat your tap water and did the fish show any symptoms?

I'm not sure on the Molly, other than fungus (Columnaris) which can sometimes be slick and not fuzzy.

HI COBettaCouple,

Pls see 2 pics attached.
Thank You for your help.
Really appreciate it.

I have another question.
If a tank is cycled and fish still die with no obvious injury or fungus....what could be the reason?

Thanks again.
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
HI COBettaCouple,

I use rain water from the tank. Not tap water.
So far my water quality is good. Been testing and changing water regularly.

But this week I have lost 2 fishes already - 1 balloon ram and 1 blue gourami.
At least I knew what happened to the Balloon Ram.
But I don't know what happened to the Gourami.

As for Molly, I manged to isolate her and gave her Methylene Blue.

Should I add methylene blue to main tank?

Thanks.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #9
Have you checked the rain water for heavy metals or contaminants?
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
HI COBettaCouple,

Rain water quality is good.

Could it be I clean he tank too much?

I had taken all the water out of the sump after stirring the bio balls and porcelain rings.

I did a water test the next day - ammonia was approx. 0.25 so I took 50% water out of the tank.

Thanks.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #11
What is your regular water changing schedule? I do about 40% weekly.

Meth. Blue is ok to add, just be aware that it can stain almost anything so you'd not want to spill or drip any of it and a little bit of it goes a long way, but the dosage instructions should be on the bottle.
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
HI COBettaCouple,

Approx. 1.5 weeks to 2 weeks depending on water test results.
I am still monitoring.

Black Molly still has the silver thing but she remains active.

Thank You.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #13
That's definitely not too often for water changes. I would still recommend Prime since some ammonia did show up, it will deal with heavy metals that you can't test for and that can be present in rainwater and it will provide slime coating enhancement for your fish.
 
miker
  • #14
One of my black mollies had it and didn't have any problems. It appeared and disappeared for unknown reasons!
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
HI miker,

I hope its the same for my molly.
Thanks.

HI All,

FYI: Black Molly has recovered. Hurray!
 
miker
  • #16
I told ya
 
COBettaCouple
  • #17
Glad to hear that your molly is better.
 
zeebo
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
Thanks miker & COBettaCouple!!!
 

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