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how come my Balloon Belly Mollies keep on dieing?
Old 07-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
 
Red face how come my Balloon Belly Mollies keep on dieing?

I had 4 of them, not all at the same time. 2 died aready in a 3 month span. The two that died are males. They just stay at the bottum and or go up to the top of the tank and suck air in. I have a air rock. then they loose a lot of weight and its really sad. Now, I have only 2 females. IM really afraid they will die soon also, because they both been doing the same thing the previous fish have done. They eat and there is no sign of ick. I tested everything, nirtates, nitrites, chlorine,ph,ammonia, and alkaline, acidic. and thats is, the temerature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Please tell me is I am doing somthing wrong.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:41 AM   #2
 
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did you cycle the tank???
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:40 AM   #3
 
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I tested everything, nirtates, nitrites, chlorine,ph,ammonia, and alkaline, acidic. and thats is, the temerature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
It would really help if you could state exactly what the water parameters are, and is your water alkaline or acidic?

What is your tank maintenance schedule and how much/often do you do partial water changes? If it is the same 10g. tank as in your profile, I do think you are a little overstocked and the filtration you have may not be sufficient.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #4
 
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Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons,68-82 F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-7.8 In the freshwater aquarium, a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.Java fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria and Anubias are the plants they like. They require a good filtration system because the love to eat

does your tank fit this description?
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:52 AM   #5
 
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Balloon mollies are hybrids, and they are "ballooned" due to a physical deformity, which weakens their immune system and causes multiple health problems.
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