Crayfish laying upside down!


What is the water volume of the tank? 20 gallons
How long has the tank been running? 2 years
Does it have a filter? yes
Does it have a heater? yes
What is the water temperature? 78 F
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 10 baby mollies and 3 adult female mollies

How often do you change the water? every week
How much of the water do you change? 50-75%
What do you use to treat your water? water conditioner
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? substrate

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? yes
What do you use to test the water? API test kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5
pH: 7.2-7.4

How often do you feed your fish? every other day
How much do you feed your fish? around an ounce
What brand of food do you feed your fish? algae wafers, worms, fish guts, hikari frozen krill, spinach
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? both

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?1 1/2 year
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? just now
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? upside down, hardly moving, eggs much smaller than the last time she laid eggs
Have you started any treatment for the illness? no
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? no
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? yes, she hardly moves

Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
i just walked in, moticed she was upside down, hardly moving and she had eggs. they are much smaller than the last time she laid eggs. i am worried i haven't been feeding her enough spinach, and i think she was about to molt before this happened.


for some reason she seems to be having a faild moult, there nothing you can do,
Do you know your gh/kh


No, sorry. I had to make a new account, I forgot my password .


No the gh/ kh of your water a faild moult like this is normal down to wrong gh


I don't have a test kit for either. How can I fix this? I cannot buy a test kit.


You can do a water change but there's no quick fix have you a photo of the whole tank


A pic 3 days old, right now we are out and about and won't be home until 5:00

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