Sick Molly

  1. ELON MOLLUSK

    ELON MOLLUSK Valued Member Member

    9F539657-B387-4668-B3C1-1645C73D0359.jpeg I’m not quite sure what my Molly has but he has been antisocial as of late and swims kinda at a 45degree angle and then gets tired and just sits at the bottom of areas in the tank. Please help! My parameters are ok however I already planned on doing a water change today . Should I still follow through with a water change or will that put him over the stress edge?
     
  2. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    Water changes should never stress your fish.
    What size tank and stock do you have and what do you mean by ok parameters.
     
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    ELON MOLLUSK

    ELON MOLLUSK Valued Member Member

    I have him in a 55gal along with 2 other adult mollies , one other adult mosquito fish and a bunch of mosquito fry and Molly fry also a few nerites . He’s the only one acting bizarre as of right now. I just noticed he has long stringy poop that doesn’t seem to easily fall off .... could this be a parasite?

    what I mean by water parameters are ok as in they are fine . I check them about every 3 days and there hasn’t been any fluncuation in months other than the nitrates being a lil higher with the extra fry in there.
     
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    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    Sounds like that could be the cause. id treat the whole tank and see if he gets better.