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What is the water volume of the tank?
40g hex

How long has the tank been running?
2-1/2 months

Does it have a filter?
Aqueon quietflow LED pro 50 (hot rodded) And
Small sponge filter

Does it have a heater?
Yes 150watt

What is the water temperature?
79

What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)
2 black mollies (female)
1 creamsicle lyretail (male)
1 dwarf guaramI (male)
6 Albino Cory (not sure)



Maintenance
How often do you change the water?
3-4x a week
How much of the water do you change?
25%
What do you use to treat your water?
Seachem prime

Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
Substrate

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?

Unaware of proper cycle procedure at the time. Followed proper fish in cycle after doing some research. (No fish loss!)

What do you use to test the water?
API freshwater master kit

What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

Ammonia: 0 ppm (YESS!)
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate:5 ppm
pH:7.4

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish?
2x daily (morning and night)

How much do you feed your fish?
Very Small amounts at a time until I can see that they are spitting it out or as my daughter says “Playing with it!”

What brand of food do you feed your fish?

Tetramin tropical fish flakes
HikarI freeze dried blood worms
API bottom feeder shrimp pellets
Mashed peas

Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods?
Bloodworms twice a week.

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?
2-1/2 months

How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
Two weeks ago

In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
My creamsicle lyretail that I believe to be male looks pregnant and he is developing black spots under his skin. His color is also very faint almost translucent. He doesn’t really enjoy peas. Although he is active. Eats everything. Doesn’t glass surf and overall enjoys swimming all throughout the tank.

Have you started any treatment for the illness?

I’ve tried peas and salt in a quarantine 10 gallon tank as well as pimafix for the community tank to kill any possible bacterial issues. for two weeks only to see no improvement.

Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?

Not that I had noticed and I’m very diligent on making sure all my fishy friends are healthy and happy. But clearly I must be doing something incorrectly.

How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?
Losing color. Dark blotches under skin. Big belly.

Explain your emergency situation in detail.
I think my mollie is very sick and I don’t want it to spread. But I have no idea what is causing the stress. Please help. I posted many pictures to hopefully show the black spots under the skin and the very poor color. Please keep in mind he acts very happy. They all come up during feeding and cleaning and nibble at my fingers like sharks
 

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I also want to apologize for the biofilm growing off of my spider wood. Introduced it a few days ago and was told not to boil it by fish store and that the mollies would eat it. (They do just very slowly)
 

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My guess is that he looks pregnant because he is. If my eyes aren't deceiving me I see a normal female analfin.
 
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Wow really?! I could have swore she was a he as did the pet store when we purchased the mollies in order to keep a 2-1 ratio. Would a better picture make this more apparent? I thought the analfin would look similar to the black mollies who have very short round fins. As the creamsicle has two long tail like analfins (I may not even know what I’m talking about) any clue as to the coloration?
 

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Sure, a better pic of it will help confirm. Now that you mention it does look a bit longer and less fan shaped than normal. Nevertheless it's still much more like an analfin than a gonopodium.
 
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Oh man.. three pregnant mollies for a first time fish keeper. This oughta be exciting. Guess the name Leo isn’t gonna work any more.
Any idea why she’s lost all her color and has the black spots on her belly?
 

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It’s probably the developing fry. Her pale colour makes her almost translucent. She looks healthy to me.
 
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I guess my main concern is how pale she is. Is there something I can do to remedy this? Or could it be a possible side effect of pregnancy? I know when we first purchased her she was a very nice orange/yellow. And overtime she’s began to lose a lot of it and become translucent
 
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Thank you guys so much for your input. I feel much better now.
 

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