05-13-2008, 11:09 PM
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It's not much of a disease but rather a damage to the body system. That is why I don't often recommend balloon fish such as balloon rams. I despise man-made creations. Nothing much you can do if it happens frequently. Euthanasia would be more friendly than let it suffer for a long time.
Originally Posted by iamntbatman
Being deformed as they are, balloon mollies are at much greater risk for swim bladder disease than regular (non-deformed) mollies. Their life expectancy is much shorter as a result. You can treat for swim bladder disease, but I wouldn't be surprised if this became a chronic problem.