One Black Molly Fry Has White Worm Looking Thing In Mouth..

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by barbara1, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. barbara1New MemberMember

    I started my aquarium 2 months ago. I got a black molly female 1 month ago, and 1 week ago she had 15 fry. They are all doing great! They are in a 20 gallon planted tank with the mother (She is not eating them - that's why I left them in the big tank)

    I am doing regular water changes and am checking water parameters every few days - It's all been good!

    This morning I noticed one of the fry swimming at the top (Not gasping). When I fed them that one fry didn't eat. It is a little smaller than its siblings.

    I saw something white worm looking in its mouth. When it opens its mouth the worm looking thing sticks out about 1mm. I put the one fry in a glass to take some pictures (Attached below) He is swimming around in the glass and looks fine except for that white worm looking thing. and he's still not eating.

    I am not sure if I can save this little guy, but I am afraid that the other fry and the mother might get whatever that thing is.

    1. What could that white worm looking thing be?
    2. Is there any way I can save this guy?
    3. Could the other fish get it too?


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  2. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Welcome to FishLore!

    It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like it could be mouth fungus
  3. barbara1New MemberMember

    Is there anything I can do to save the little guy?

    Also can this spread to the other fish?

    I have the little guy in a quarantine tank now since I noticed it.
  4. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    If it is indeed mouth fungus, you can look for a med that treats it. I do believe it can spread to the other fish, so it's good that you quarantined him.

    Best of luck!
  5. barbara1New MemberMember

    I went to the fish store, and they said it might not be a good idea to use meds on him because he is only 1 week old. He might not make it, but lots of water changes should prevent the other fish from getting it. Thank you for your help!

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