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SilverMolly 02-26-2008 09:48 PM

My Silver Molly is Swollen, Can Some One Give Me an Answer?
 
I don't Know what is wrong With one of my Silver Mollys? She has been Swollen for a little over a Month. I know ishe is not Pregnant, because she looks lazy and sick, there was even a drop of blood on her the other day. She looks like a round ball. It can hardly Swim up to th Top of the tank and it is just wabbling on the bottom of the tank. I don't know what is wrong with her, But can someone Please help me figure out because I want to try to Help her before it's too late.
Thank You!!!

Hellhole 02-27-2008 11:06 AM

Is her scales starting to lift up?

herefishy 02-27-2008 11:14 AM

Looking down on the fish, do you see any protusion of the scales? What other fish are in the tank?

SilverMolly 02-27-2008 06:46 PM

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/582...erMollys_2.jpg

SilverMolly 02-27-2008 06:50 PM

The fish we have in our tank are 2 Silver and 1 Black Molly, 3 Sunburst Platys (which are similar to Mollys) 2 Honey Gouramis 1 little catfish and 2 sucker fish.

Hellhole 02-27-2008 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverMolly
The fish we have in our tank are 2 Silver and 1 Black Molly, 3 Sunburst Platys (which are similar to Mollys) 2 Honey Gouramis 1 little catfish and 2 sucker fish.


I really cant tell from the photo, if the scales are lifting up or not. Is she turning black underneath?

SilverMolly 02-27-2008 08:05 PM

No she isn't turning black underneath. She is also having difficulties swimming around, not as fast as before. That picture was taken yesterday...today she is even rounder.

Cody 02-27-2008 08:25 PM

You still havent told us if the scale are raising up. Are they?

SilverMolly 02-27-2008 08:44 PM

No, her scales are not up. That looks nice.

Hellhole 02-27-2008 08:55 PM

It is important to let us know if the scales (fishes skin) is lifting up! We are checking for signs of Dropsy. I have had experience with this disease in comet goldfish, fantail goldfish, and swordtails. I have only been able to twice successfully heal the fish.

Is it starting to swim sideways? (checking for swim bladder issues). I have experience with this too, and successfully taken care of it three times within my aquariums.

Both issues are considered fatal in a lot of cases.


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