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Thread: Settling in

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    kailwidow, I hope you are enjoying your fish.

    I would be very interested to know if you add salt or not and how your Molly does if you don't, in particular. (I'd love to be able to get a Molly, but am not willing to add salt so I removed them from my fish consideration list.) There are conflicting articles regarding this. Talking to real people that have a fish that I am considering is a delightful attribute of this site!

    Perhaps you would consider starting a journal...?
    40 gal fw: 3 Platy; Cherry Barb; Neon Tetra; Rummy-nose Tetra; Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Sword plant; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; carpet of Cladophora algae on dw

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    So far he is hanging in there I have not added the salt. I am constantly monitoring his behavior for signs of disease. I will post a video as soon as I can.

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    Glad he is doing well...and what a coincidence, you are now at "Molly" status!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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    I noticed the other day I was a Platy and I have two Platies.. I bought the salt but I have not used it yet. He seems to be doing well. I have been feeding them twice a day and not huge amounts. I have also added the brine shrimp. I am testing the water every two days and the ammonia has been a steady 0. The fish seem to know when I am coming to feed them because they swim to the front when I come into the room. I'm reluctant to add another Molly but I see Rob chasing the platies around the tank.

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    *smiles* I'm glad you are enjoying your fish!

    I can't recall: Are your Platys both female? If so the male Molly is going to court them. It doesn't matter if you have another Molly or not. Do however be aware that fry are likely imminent.

    Isn't it wonderful how they start to recognize you? Feeding time is such fun! There is little wonder why so many people make the mistake of overfeeding when first starting out... it is hard to resist that temptation! You are being responsible and are no doubt being rewarded for that with healthy fish.
    40 gal fw: 3 Platy; Cherry Barb; Neon Tetra; Rummy-nose Tetra; Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Sword plant; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; carpet of Cladophora algae on dw

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    Yes I am enjoying them immensely and yes the platies are both females... I posted some pics in an album.
    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    *smiles* I'm glad you are enjoying your fish!

    I can't recall: Are your Platys both female? If so the male Molly is going to court them. It doesn't matter if you have another Molly or not. Do however be aware that fry are likely imminent.

    Isn't it wonderful how they start to recognize you? Feeding time is such fun! There is little wonder why so many people make the mistake of overfeeding when first starting out... it is hard to resist that temptation! You are being responsible and are no doubt being rewarded for that with healthy fish.

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    Glad to hear it! I'll be sure to look for your album.
    40 gal fw: 3 Platy; Cherry Barb; Neon Tetra; Rummy-nose Tetra; Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Sword plant; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; carpet of Cladophora algae on dw

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    So far so good. I got the aquarium salt but I did not put it in. The molly seem to be doing fine. The water is testing normal. I am doing pwc regularly. The water looks a little cloudy. I have had this same filter running for some months now, however I am reluctant to change it for fear of losing my bacteria. Any suggestions?

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    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
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    Nix the salt, you don't need it.

    How often are you doing WC's?...50% once a week is a good schedule

    You can clean the filter in tap water, just DON'T clean your media that way...rinse the media in old tank water, keep it wet the whole time
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    I may be able to send the salt back. Yes I am doing 50% once a week. So I should take the bag with the white pellets and foam and swish it in the tank water and just rinse the filter out..thanks for the info...I also never put the carbon bag in the filter because when I was cycling the instructions said you didn't need it. Should I add it or leave well enough alone.

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