urgent!!! black molly turning white

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by fluffy_angel, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. f

    fluffy_angel New Member Member

    my friends black molly has a white patch on it's body that looks like it's scales have come off, what is it? he is swimming fine.
  2. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Does it look like cotton, or like the stuffing has been pulled out?
  3. OP

    fluffy_angel New Member Member

    it isn't fluffy like cotton & it doesn't look like white spot either.
    also it is eating fine
  4. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Hmmm. Just keep an eye on it, and let us know if you see any changes. ;)
  5. M

    Miss Mouse Well Known Member Member

    Hey my orange platy went white and then went belly up - sorry if that upsets you! But I never found out what it was so I cant help either :'(
  6. 0morrokh

    0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

    Once my Guppy had some unidentified disease, and I thought she would die before I knew what was wrong. But after a few salt baths, she was perfectly fine. So, tell your friend to try a few salt baths. They're sort of a natural cure for many diseases. Put the fish in, say, a gallon of water with several Tbsp of aquarium salt (Not table salt), and leave him in there until a) he shows signs of distress--having trouble staying upright, or b) the fish has been happily swimming around in there for waaaay too long (letter b will probably end up happening as Livebearers love salt). Add more salt the next time in the case of letter b. See if he gets better after several salt baths.

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