I've had a few fish get this fat and then they died. :/
I feed them only 3-4 times a day on average since they are babies I thought they were supposed to be fed often.
Only happened to mollies so far that I've noticed.
About 35% of my babies go up to the top to eat while the rest wait for it to fall down due to the filter. I think most of the mollies and some of the larger platies feed on the top, while the smaller platies wait on the bottom for the food. So I think the ones on the top end up eating more... and I put in enough for all of them, but these guys get more than the smaller ones.
I feed them crushed flake food (seemed like it worked just as good as brine shrimp but was easier... didn't notice explosive growth with brine shrimp like it's supposed to. Haven't fed them brine shrimp since I moved to the 44g).
If this is caused by overfeeding/constipation or something, is there anything I could feed them to help it? Should I stop feeding so much? Or could this be dropsy or something?
Attached a picture of one of the dead fish (Rebecca (the fish)'s baby!!! :( ) . Haven't had this happen for a week or two.
Note these are balloon molly fry.