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I have a 28L fish tank which I know isn't that big..
I had 5 mollies living in it with 2 cat fish..

to cut the story short, the mollies got sick a 4 of them died. So now I only have 1 molly, and the cat fish.

The remaining molly looks really lonely. I'm scared his going to pass away too from the stress of the other fish dying..

I've done a water change, tested the water which is fine and added some malafix to help him heal and get over the stress.

But now I don't know what to do..
do I get another molly?

because he looks so tiny in there! but when I read up on tank sizes it seems that the tank is not suitable for mollies or much other fish at all!

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Get another molly, but no more. Mollies are dirty fish, so are cats. You need to do about 30 percent water change weekly, and get the old water out by gravel vaccuming...
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A tank of that size is really only suitable as a single male betta tank... Sorry your fish got sick and died, but I would not add anymore.
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28litre is equal to 7.4 US gallons and is perfectly suitable for two mollies and two cats if they are not huge cats, and IF... weekly water changes are done...
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Here are a couple of pics of my 5 gl nano...or approx., 18.9 litre....In it live three dwarf sunset gourami, an albino bristlenose, and two green cats. This tank is quite a bit smaller than yours, and these fish have thrived in it for a year and a half now. I do water changes of 30-40 percent weekly....religiously. Fresh water is the key to keeping healthy freshwater fish. If you vacuum gravel, do weekly water changes, and do not overfeed....you will find that you never experience sick fish, unless you introduce something new to your tank...






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With experienced fish keepers and over filtration it is possible to keep fish alive in a small tank, however it is not ideal. I still think it is only suitable for a male betta... Or maybe a cherry shrimp tank.
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hi everyone thanks for your advice!
I actually decided to rehome my last Balloon molly, his gone to live in my friends 60L tank where he will have other mollies to swim around with!
I decided to get a male fighter since I really do love them! I still have my cat fish for now and they seem to be getting on fine!
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Beautiful Sarah i love them to... When the house got flooded from a burst pipe under the sink i couldn't look after the little fish tank i had i only could feed them every couple of days when i was at the unit but i lost them through all of the dust and the blowers going. Do now that i am back home again i am going to get a fighting fish as well as they are much easier to look after i don't have to worry about a pump only a heater... I have had them before...
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Beautiful Sarah i love them to... When the house got flooded from a burst pipe under the sink i couldn't look after the little fish tank i had i only could feed them every couple of days when i was at the unit but i lost them through all of the dust and the blowers going. Do now that i am back home again i am going to get a fighting fish as well as they are much easier to look after i don't have to worry about a pump only a heater... I have had them before...
I'm sorry you lost your other fish Lyn
But its great you want to have a fighting fish they are great little fish to watch swim around and come in so many beautiful colours!
I have to think of a name for this new one.. have any ideas?
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hi everyone thanks for your advice!
I actually decided to rehome my last Balloon molly, his gone to live in my friends 60L tank where he will have other mollies to swim around with!
I decided to get a male fighter since I really do love them! I still have my cat fish for now and they seem to be getting on fine!
Your fish looks like to be a Frisky with his tail all spread out..

How about FRISKY for a name...
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