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Old 08-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Question on Molly

So i had thrree mollies together and well the spotted molly was chasing the black one and the black one was hiding in my betta log as wella s corners so i moved the spotted into an airstone bowl with cycled water in it

So I noticed hes pooped...like a lot. Is this bad? What does it mean?
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #2 
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How big is your tank? And what genders are your mollies?
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #3 
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It's a 29 gallon tank. The two fighting were both males. I have a white female in the tank as well. They are seprated right now and I may take the spotted one back to my local Petshop.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:15 PM   #4 
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Generally it is recommended to have 2-3 female mollies per 1 male molly. This might be why they're fighting.

Also, if your molly is pooping like crazy, it's probably the stress from being moved and also because mollies do poop a lot. I can't look at my sister's mollies without seeing a nice strand of poop coming out of every one of them.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #5 
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I agree, and the more females to males you have, the less fighting. That's probably the only reason. Either get a few more femlaes (if you have room) or exchange a male for a female. That should take care of it. :)
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #6 
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Another thing is mollies like some salt in their water, they are more of a brackish water fish than freshwater. I never had much luck keeping mollies for longer than a few months if there was not enough salt in the water - making them incompatible for bettas.
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