Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd August 2017, 15:05   #571
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 907
Thanked: 294 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

My Black Molly gave birth to about 15 fry 3 weeks back. Now they have doubled in size but are still silver in color. When will they become black. There are a few white Molly in the same tank so could have cross bred. Other fish are a few Goldfish and a plecos.
wildsdi5530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2017, 15:12   #572
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 3,217
Thanked: 4,856 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildsdi5530 View Post
My Black Molly gave birth to about 15 fry 3 weeks back. Now they have doubled in size but are still silver in color. When will they become black. There are a few white Molly in the same tank so could have cross bred. Other fish are a few Goldfish and a plecos.
It will usually stay like that. Black mollies are born black and they remain so. It is a case of cross colouring. But this will lead to mixed results. Sometimes the colour combinations will be really good, and sometimes horrible Try to pair black with an orange molly and the results are good. Usually silver mollies are the worst looking of the lot, unless they get some black spots or such.
audioholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2017, 18:44   #573
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 907
Thanked: 294 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

I've never had silver mollies. This black has been in my tank for ~2 years atleast. With other blacks, and a few whites. How did the silver creep in? They actually look like guppies.
wildsdi5530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2017, 19:29   #574
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 3,217
Thanked: 4,856 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildsdi5530 View Post
I've never had silver mollies. This black has been in my tank for ~2 years atleast. With other blacks, and a few whites. How did the silver creep in? They actually look like guppies.
Then the babies will grow up to be white mollies or white ones with some dark patches. The white babies usually take some time to get the milky white pigmentation before which they will look colorless or as you say like guppies.
audioholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2017, 14:03   #575
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singara Chennai
Posts: 544
Thanked: 149 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Guys, has any one used API General Cure for their fish? I have to treat my Oscar and wanted to know if my filter needs to be turned off during the entire dosage of 96 hours. Have a Sun Sun canister filter with UV. Media are bioballs, ceramic rings and sponge.

As per API, only the carbon media should be removed and hence this doubt.
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2017, 14:51   #576
BHPian
 
deathwalkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 635
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

UV should also be switched off.

What is the problem with your oscar?

Usually along with medication, increase in temp and aeration are also recommended.
deathwalkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2017, 18:08   #577
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singara Chennai
Posts: 544
Thanked: 149 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deathwalkr View Post
UV should also be switched off.

What is the problem with your oscar?

Usually along with medication, increase in temp and aeration are also recommended.
HITH.. temperature is increased and added additional air stone. UV is within the filter. I don't have carbon media in the filter, still to keep it turned off for 96 hrs?

Last edited by dre@ms : 7th September 2017 at 18:10.
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2017, 10:49   #578
BHPian
 
deathwalkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 635
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Hmm usually UV filters would have a separate switch to switch off the UV light.

HITH is tough to cure. Hope the Oscar pulls through.

http://www.oscarfishlover.com/hole-in-the-head-disease
deathwalkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2017, 22:19   #579
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 665
Thanked: 315 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Usually medication and treatment should be done outside the main tank in a separate quarantine tank. If that isnt possible then run the filter in a bucketful of tank water for a few days while the treatment is on. The medication will most likely kill the good filter bacteria and the carbon will remove some of the medication.
Mortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th September 2017, 10:57   #580
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singara Chennai
Posts: 544
Thanked: 149 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Do not have a quarantine tank and hence using the main tank since both my Oscars are affected but only one the most severe with bloody fins, scraped belly, loss of appetite. He is very much showing improvement now and the second dosage is tonight.

3 airstones in action with the canister filter turned off.
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th September 2017, 23:35   #581
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 95
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Do not have a quarantine tank and hence using the main tank since both my Oscars are affected but only one the most severe with bloody fins, scraped belly, loss of appetite. He is very much showing improvement now and the second dosage is tonight.

3 airstones in action with the canister filter turned off.

Best of luck for your fish. I so wish that there were fish doctors and hospitals to take care. Having kept fish for over 10 years.. one thing I always regretted was losing a fish to a disease without proper medical care. I had 3 who were a victim of "cloudy eyes". Tried various medicines but nothing worked. This after keeping the water quality excellent left me clueless.
v_2rahjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2017, 23:09   #582
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 665
Thanked: 315 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

If the canister remains off, the good bacteria you have in it will die off and you could possibly have an ammonia spike once you turn it on. Now while its not needed open it up and clean it out and then directly connect it when the treatment is over. You will need to do frequent small water changes for a couple of weeks until the filter bacteria colony gets reestablished
Mortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2017, 09:38   #583
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singara Chennai
Posts: 544
Thanked: 149 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Thanks, I checked the filter yesterday and it was not mucky and doesnt require a clean. Also confirmed that there is no carbon (sponge, aquaclay balls, ceramic rings). After these checks, turned it on. Temperature set at 30deg.

Bloody fins are disappeared and he is a bit active now but chooses to sulk at a corner or behind the stone. Yet to feed the oscars. General cure dosage is complete and 30% water change is scheduled tonight. Planning to use the left over packet (2) tomorrow.
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2017, 10:37   #584
BHPian
 
deathwalkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 635
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

What is the tank size and what other fishes do you have in it? What is your weekly water change procedure?

HITH usually happens due to bad water conditions or stress...
deathwalkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2017, 11:37   #585
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singara Chennai
Posts: 544
Thanked: 149 Times
Default Re: My Fishkeeping hobby

Quote:
Originally Posted by deathwalkr View Post
What is the tank size and what other fishes do you have in it? What is your weekly water change procedure?

HITH usually happens due to bad water conditions or stress...
Missed your post.
Tried all medications possible with frequent water changes but lost my Oscar day before. The other one is now all alone. :(
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:38.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks