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post #1 of 4 Old 02-27-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I've got a 15 gal. tank with 2 balloon bellies, a dalmation, a sunburst platy, and a variatus. temp is at 79 deg and I just did a 25% water change and added new salt.

This morning my black balloon belly got really lazy and stayed at the very bottom of the tank resting on the gravel. She popped out a couple babies, only one maybe two, and has had no change all day. She breathes slower and occasionally moves to a different area but always under plant cover. And she won't eat either.

From what I've been reading most mollies have a lot more fry than this. My fish have had babies before but never more than 3-5.

I have also had other problems with this fish before. She got a case of fungus a few weeks back but it has cleared up. I'm wondering if this could be an underlying symptom or not.

All the other fish are still super active and I have had no problems with them.

Please help I really don't want to lose Kraiken.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-28-2012, 01:29 AM
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I dont think theres a lot you can do at this point. She likely still has a few fry left in her and is just pushing them out. It can take a couple days sometimes.
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Thanks, I'll keep an eye on her.
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Ok, I've got a 15 gal. tank with 2 balloon bellies, a dalmation, a sunburst platy, and a variatus. temp is at 79 deg and I just did a 25% water change and added new salt.

This morning my black balloon belly got really lazy and stayed at the very bottom of the tank resting on the gravel. She popped out a couple babies, only one maybe two, and has had no change all day. She breathes slower and occasionally moves to a different area but always under plant cover. And she won't eat either.

From what I've been reading most mollies have a lot more fry than this. My fish have had babies before but never more than 3-5.

I have also had other problems with this fish before. She got a case of fungus a few weeks back but it has cleared up. I'm wondering if this could be an underlying symptom or not.

All the other fish are still super active and I have had no problems with them.

Please help I really don't want to lose Kraiken.
That's what happens to my molly except she is a dalmatian. breathing rate is normal. First time i found one baby, one week ago i found five of the fry. Two or Three more weeks there will be more for me. Is she under stress or anything?

I have also had other problems with this fish before. She got a case of fungus a few weeks back but it has cleared up. I'm wondering if this could be an underlying symptom or not.

My mollie also had a case of the fungus and I moved her into a hospital tank and now the fungus is gone. I'm thinking the cause for the infection was stress. It may be just a normal cause of stress.

Try to message a moderator, or someone who is experienced with mollies. I'm not that experienced yet. Hope she stays well.

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