3 years ago #1
jjdaJetplane540
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My dalmation molly is swimming up n down in corner of tank why?

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3 years ago #2
KJP
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If it is just normal swimming not fast or erratic thats okay - your fish is just active and playful. If swimming is erratic or fish is scratching objects then there is room for concern.

How big is your tank? Is it cycled? What fish do you have in there?

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3 years ago #3
jjdaJetplane540
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I have a female dalmation molly a male redwagtail platty n 3 female guppie. I jst took another male platty out he was bullying my smaller platy. Im taking it back to pet store today it has a weir discoleration on scales behind gill not itch tho. The dalmation is the newest addition n was added last thurs, she should be calmed down by now.

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3 years ago #4
jjdaJetplane540
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Tank is 20g

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3 years ago #5
Wythori
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my two dalmatian mollies have been in this tank for 25 days and they still go up and down the glass. It is the reflection I guess.

Mollies are a social fish they like to swim with others of their own kind so if you only have one it could make this glass surfing worse. Mollies like to live with 2-4 females or 1 male to 3-6 females.

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3 years ago #6
jjdaJetplane540
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Well ally fish do it but not constantly like molly. I think my other ones r starting to mimic her. When I do feeding they all stop n when I even walk by they stop n come to me. Do they jst luv me lol

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3 years ago #7
jjdaJetplane540
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Forgot to mention my ghost shrimp I have 7. 4 are new with mollie

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3 years ago #8
jjdaJetplane540
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added a black molly and another dalmation molly now all three swim fast and alot. They are sometimes a lil aggressive, any clues?

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3 years ago #9
Plecoraiser
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first witchfish are being aggresive if it is the mollies they could just be territorial

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3 years ago #10
Plecoraiser
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*witch fish

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3 years ago #11
JLO :p
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hey is your black dalmation a girl? Whythri?

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2 years ago #12
xaj888x
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Hey quick question there. I have a dalmation molly too it's a female and she's doing the same thing, swimming up and down the glass on one side. If I go to get her some company does it hav to be another dalmation molly or just any molly in general? Thanks

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1 year ago #13
YOLO
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Is your salty right? They need some special aquarium salt--I think. Not too sure.

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1 year ago #14
Brian Russell
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YOLO,
This is an old post, please refrain from posting on old posts. FYI, they do NOT necessarily need aquarium salt in the water.

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10 months ago #15
Izzy
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5 gallons and I have 2 Dalmatian Molly's

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10 months ago #16
FishObsessed
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Hi Izzy,
If you have a question about your tank or fish, please use the Ask A New Question box giving as much information as you can about the problem. Thanks.

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