Molly white spot, melting fin

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BlackAndBlue

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On the orange one i can see a white spot on the tail and i think there is another smaller less noticable one above it? Maybe its from the aquarium glass but if its on the fish i dont really know what it is because its too big for an ich spot
The spot (that I think you mean) is on the glass. But do you maybe know something I can do to maybe boost their immune system just in case that they have some sort of illness? Because i personally think that (especially the golden dust) has a pretty... Let's say not so normal looking fin
 

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Im no expert, but try to feed moderate quantities of nutritious and high quality food instead of a higher amount of stale food. A diverse diet would help as well, live food is the best in my experience because it doesn't lose any nutritional goodness because it doesn't go trough so many processes. Try to keep the water as clean.
 

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Im no expert, but try to feed moderate quantities of nutritious and high quality food instead of a higher amount of stale food. A diverse diet would help as well, live food is the best in my experience because it doesn't lose any nutritional goodness because it doesn't go trough so many processes. Try to keep the water as clean.
I agree, feeding fish high quality foods like frozen daphnia, mysis and brine shrimp, mosquito larvae, bloodworms, blackworms and even cyclops will boost their health as well as provide them in proteins and fibres. Though, fish carry pathogens already from stores and infect other fish with these, many illnesses in fish seem to come out later and sooner in my experience.
 

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Im no expert, but try to feed moderate quantities of nutritious and high quality food instead of a higher amount of stale food. A diverse diet would help as well, live food is the best in my experience because it doesn't lose any nutritional goodness because it doesn't go trough so many processes. Try to keep the water as clean.
Oh my god, sorry I totally forgot to replie because the last few days were just endless stress 😅 but thanks I will defenitely feed them more live or frozen food than I do now and hopefully they will get better. The golden dust molly looks the same, his fin is still ''melted'' but till now it didn't get any worse. The spot on the black molly also hasn't changed i think. It maybe even got less? But it's reaaally hard to tell so maybe it still is the same but defenitely not worse. Thank you!
 
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BlackAndBlue

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I agree, feeding fish high quality foods like frozen daphnia, mysis and brine shrimp, mosquito larvae, bloodworms, blackworms and even cyclops will boost their health as well as provide them in proteins and fibres. Though, fish carry pathogens already from stores and infect other fish with these, many illnesses in fish seem to come out later and sooner in my experience.
Thank you too! And yeah... I now denitely expected them to have some kind of illness.... Last week I went to the store and just looked at the fish for a few moments (I often do that even if I never buy any) and these puppies... Almost all of them had fin rot... It just hurt... But a guppie is less than 1 Euro and 50 cents so what exactly should I expect... That's the only store with fish in my surroundings.
 

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Thank you too! And yeah... I now denitely expected them to have some kind of illness.... Last week I went to the store and just looked at the fish for a few moments (I often do that even if I never buy any) and these puppies... Almost all of them had fin rot... It just hurt... But a guppie is less than 1 Euro and 50 cents so what exactly should I expect... That's the only store with fish in my surroundings.
Its because pet stores keep fish for money not pleasure and often they just kill the ill fish instead of wasting time and money to save it,which is very sad in my opinion. I got my neontetras with mouth fungus
 
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But a guppie is less than 1 Euro and 50 cents so what exactly should I expect... That's the only store with fish in my surroundings.
Look in the local classifieds, supermarket, or post something yourself asking for guppies. They are about the most common pet fish, and everyone that keeps them mixed, has guppies to spare.
 
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