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Old 04-04-2019, 06:10 AM
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I need help! I’ve got a 13 gallon tank that I’ve had set up for a few months, after letting the water season for three weeks we bought a plecostomus (2” right now) and three guppies who died within 13 days. We did a water test at three separate pet stores all that said the water was fine, so we got 3 Dalmatian Mollies. By the end of a month the fish were looking sick and one died, the two mollies left seem to be sick but the plecostomus is doing just fine. Any ideas?
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:07 AM
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I need help! Iíve got a 13 gallon tank that Iíve had set up for a few months, after letting the water season for three weeks we bought a plecostomus (2Ē right now) and three guppies who died within 13 days. We did a water test at three separate pet stores all that said the water was fine, so we got 3 Dalmatian Mollies. By the end of a month the fish were looking sick and one died, the two mollies left seem to be sick but the plecostomus is doing just fine. Any ideas?
Questions....

-Is your tank cycled?
-What kind of decor is in your tank?
-Do you know about the nitrogen cycle?
-What type of filter?
-Is your water heated?

I recommend buying a liquid water testing kit... way more accurate than the stores.
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Old 14-04-2019, 06:46 PM
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Questions....

-Is your tank cycled?
-What kind of decor is in your tank?
-Do you know about the nitrogen cycle?
-What type of filter?
-Is your water heated?

I recommend buying a liquid water testing kit... way more accurate than the stores.
The stores often use the same test kits that they sell, though.
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Old 14-04-2019, 06:47 PM
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The stores often use the same test kits that they sell, though.
Not in my state, at least.
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Old 14-04-2019, 07:52 PM
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Not in my state, at least.
Here in the UK they tend to use the brands that they sell.
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Iíve never had too much success keeping Mollies to be honest ... and Plecs are air breathers and are slightly more forgiving..


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