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  1. #1

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    Default Molly help, cleaning related, the sooner the better


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    I just did a partial water change and I somehow managed to suck up a Molly in the process. I emptied the bucket in the toilet only to find that I dumped the Molly still alive into the toilet along with the water (I thought she and the rest of them were big enough to not fit through the hole in the water suction thing that takes out water, but I guess not). Ick. I reached in and got her out (double yuck), ran to the tank and dumped some of the water into the bucket with the Molly and fortunately she is still alive. No further description because I don't want to gross anyone out.

    So my question is, how do I "clean" her off safely so I can return her to the tank with the others? Obviously I can't use soap and/or a cleaner. Is there somehow a safe way to do so so I won't kill her in the process? Just several rinsing with safe water?

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    If the Molly is in clean dechlorinated water at a proper temperature she should be able to clean herself. Fish have a slim coat which acts like armour against all kinds of ills.
    If you can keep her quarantined for a few days to see if she develops any illness's like ick from the stress.
    Clean pure water and the fishes slime coat are great defences.
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    Thank you. :)

    It's just the whole "ew ew ew ew she was in the toilet" thing going through my mind. :-/

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    i would quartine if you can. if not dose the whole tank with prime or your water conditioner (to make the slime coat stronger) tell us how it goes

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie235 View Post
    Thank you. :)

    It's just the whole "ew ew ew ew she was in the toilet" thing going through my mind. :-/
    ... As IF the tank you put her back into isn't her toilet.

    Our fish live their entire lives in their own toilets.. Or at least a 'waste water treatment plant' . Just saying.
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    I would have just netted the fish and put back in the tank. What a trip though.
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    If I were you I would do regular large water changes for the next few days - just in case anything nasty went back into your tank. Doing this will have no ill effects on the rest of the tank or cycle.
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    Ooook. I am having major issues. The above fish died within 24 hours (when I got her, I though she was a he -- looked like what to be as a small deformity at a closer look (a bump where the other two fins were and sunken in; kinda hard to explain -- later saw she had two pairs of fins when she was swimming around). The one that looked like her died too, in the main tank. After looking at the other fish today, my two dalmatians look like they may die soon too.... One can only swim/stay vertical (head facing down, tail up towards the surface) and the other one is laying on her side, kinda in an odd twisted shape but still alive and trying to swim. The other two are fine.

    Ugh. Maybe I should stick with fancy goldfish and plecos. :(

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    Did you do large, multiple water changes as suggested? This will dilute any harmful toxins you introduced to the tank.
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    i don't think this is toilet related. the others woudn't have died. check your water parameters and do a large waterchange

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