Molly acting weird

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Flowingfins, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Last Friday I got some mollies, and the Dalmatian had always acted weird. At first I thought it was because she was settling in, them I thought it was because she was having her babies, but know I'm not sure. I found her stuck to the back flow and thought she was dead. I went to get her with the net and she swam away. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1407005677.375625.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1407005721.912177.jpg

    What do you think is wrong with her?

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  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Hard to tell from the pics but looks like she has some kind of fungus, she's also very thin so could have internal parasites as well, have you got a quarantine tank?

  3. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    I recommend removing this fish ASAP and quarantining or euthanizing. She is very sick.
  4. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I have a QT but it is currently occupied with guppies. I have a 2.5 gallon I could put her in, what should I treat her with?
  5. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I have Mela fix, Jungle ich guard, and betta fix. The LFS and LPS are closed so if I need anything else I will run out and get it tomorrow.

    EDIT: she is in the 2.5 gallon until she (hopefully) gets better.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  6. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    She isn't going to make it :(ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1407303874.942129.jpg
    Any ideas on what is wrong with her?

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  7. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Is this mycobacteriosis? She had internal bleeding and wouldn't eat. She passed last night:( if this is mycobacteriosis all of my tanks have it.

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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014
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  9. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    I think there is a good chance that it is. Have you tried googling photos of mycobacterial infections to see if any are similar to what your Molly has?

    But it really is not the end of the world for your tanks. As I am finding with livebearers, it really is possible to live with the disease. What helps is to remember that it is about a community and not just an individual fish. If the fish in your tanks can reproduce at a similar rate to the culling by adult fish, by you, and by the disease, then you can do this with gloves and good water maintenance.

    Hang in there.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  10. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I am pretty sure thats what it is. What should I do? all but 1 maybe 2-3 of my tanks have it :(
  11. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Join the Mycobacteriosis support group :p
  12. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I have joined the thread. sadly, I think we need to make mycobacteriosis a social group

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