LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Dalmation Mollie With Eye Infection

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Dalmation Mollie With Eye Infection

This topic contains 10 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 9 months ago.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #299388

    Ross
    Participant

    Hey again.

    I promise im going to stop annoying everyone with these problems.

    Does anyone know what this is around the mollies eye???? We have 2 mollies and this is the only infected 1.

    Do you think that a bacterial treatment would help? also its in with a black ghost which i think can be sensetive to medications (so ive heard anyway but dont remember where)

    Attached files

    #304452

    geordie John
    Participant

    Hi Ross,
    The Black Ghost may be the problem .I’ve heard of them taking eyes out of fish that are a bit big for swallowing but it may just be an infection . Swelling of both eyes can be an indicator of failing water quality .
    Hows it looking !
    All the best,
    G.John

    #304453

    Ross
    Participant

    We had just done a big water change to combat the 6.4 PH problem and added some white gravel and some crushed sea shells. All where washed well, before we put them in. All the fish in the tank seem to have elavated breathing but only slightly. i could do another water change but i didnt think it was good to do to many to quickly.

    Its been 2 days since i did a 50% water change and scrubbed the tank and cleaned the filter.

    Also the eye is still in place but the poor thing just cant see out of it because of the white stuff.

    #304454

    geordie John
    Participant

    QUOTE(Ross @ Mar 1 2008, 08:45 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    We had just done a big water change to combat the 6.4 PH problem and added some white gravel and some crushed sea shells. All where washed well, before we put them in. All the fish in the tank seem to have elavated breathing but only slightly. i could do another water change but i didnt think it was good to do to many to quickly.

    Its been 2 days since i did a 50% water change and scrubbed the tank and cleaned the filter.

    Also the eye is still in place but the poor thing just cant see out of it because of the white stuff.


    Raising your pH and cleaning your filter and tank may have got rid of your nitrifying bacteria giving you a build up of ammonia ! new gravel also .
    Dont go feeding to much or introducing any more fish ,have you an Ammonia / nitrate testing kit would be worth doing a test.
    all the best,
    G.John

    #304456

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hey Ross, sorry about your molly. That condition is usually referred to as “pop eye” and is usually caused by a drop in water quality, injury or a bacterial infection. It’s not a disease in itself as such. The eye is swelling as there is a build-up of fluid behind it. Not pleasant.

    I’d treat the molly in a separate tank with a good anti-bacterial treatment and make sure you maintain highy water quality. To be honest the black ghost knifefish and that yellow Malawian cichlid I can see in the background of one of your pics are not really suitable tankmates for mollies either. You might wish to consider re-arranging your communities a little.

    #304561

    Ross
    Participant

    Im afraid we lost both mollies the following morning from the last post. They mustnt have been able to survive without each other dry.gif all the other fish appear to be ok though.

    there are :-

    1 Black Ghost Knife Fish
    2 Milawi Cichlids
    2 Cichlids with a Blue body and Orange fins
    7 Angel Fish
    2 Corydorus Sterbai
    2 L0 – something or other sucker fish
    4 Tiger Barbs
    all in a 206l tank.

    Ross and Ruth

    #304562

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I don’t mean to be rude or anything guys, but you’re mixing fish that really shouldn’t be kept together. Those Malawi cichlids you have really need hard, alkaline water conditions and a vegetable-based diet if they’re to reach their full potential. You’re mixing those with angelfish which ideally should be kept in soft, acidic water and be fed a more protein-rich diet. Total opposites. Personally I’d advise you to return those cichlids to the shop and swap them for something more suitable. As I think we’ve mentioned elsewhere, the knife fish is also an unsuitable long-term occupant of that tank and community. Sorry but I feel quite strongly about this sort of stuff.

    #304563

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Black Ghosts are gorgeous when they’re small but they get absolutely huge.

    I would be inclined to agree with Matt – take the Malawis and the BGK back to the shop. They’re projects that can be looked in to at a later date – African setups are commonplace and particularly rewarding, but they really shouldn’t be mixed with community fishes.

    #304571

    Ross
    Participant

    I think we are going to try and ask if the LFS will take the fish but it has changed owners recently and so im not to sure if they will

    #304577

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Heheh we’re not telling you off, you daft bugger /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    The disease knowledge base is indeed a wise idea and one that we have contemplated a few times. We’re still finishing what we have at the moment (profiles, articles, blog posts, etc) and it looks like they won’t be finished for a few months yet. When they’re done though, there are a few more features on the cards

    #304591

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hey Ross, yes that’s a very good suggestion and definitely something that’s in the pipeline. As I’m the only person writing content for the site at the moment it might take a bit of time to get sorted though.

    As Dunc said, we’re not scolding you hahaha! We genuinely care about the welfare of your fish and will always give an honest opinion be it good or bad. Good husbandry of any animal in captivity is all about education. You certainly seem to have the right attitude as you’re willing to ask questions and most importantly, learn.

    Author
    Posts
Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.