5 years ago #1
Gina
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alright my black molly is at the top of the tank not moving ,being very still by the heater and the tail is sorta drawed uo not faned out what wrong???

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5 years ago #2
dkpate
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Is this the same Gina as last night?

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5 years ago #3
johnarthur
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Those are not good signs. The Molly could be suffering shock from being moved or from poor water quality. Shock will weaken his immune system and make him especially vulnerable to diseases and parasites. Before using any medications, check some water parameters like temperature and the presence of ammonia or nitrite. If you don't have a test kit, the aquarium shop may test the water for you.

If you can provide some details about aquarium size, water parameters, equipment, etc., we may be able to give some more specific advice. In many cases a new aquarist may not be aware of the importance of the nitrogen cycle or fish moving techniques, and that can lead to sick fish and a discouraged hobbyist. Our blogs have some materials that will help you avoid such things, and you're welcome to ask questions. Good luck, and please keep us posted.

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4 years ago #4
sharon
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hi i got white molly ballon fish she female and pregant she sitting on the plant and not moving but she breathing ok but she not moving what is wrong with her ?

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4 years ago #5
dkpate
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Do you see a gravid spot on her? Some fish will hide in the corner right before they give birth.
What are your water parameters?

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4 years ago #6
tannerwmcoy
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my new silver mollie female not prego as i can c but iv had her bout 3 weeks now and she was doin fine but now she is laying on the gravel and moving sum wat wierd. alomost like she is swimming but when i feed her she rases to the food.

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4 years ago #7
tannerwmcoy
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but all my mollies lay at the top of the tank by the heater when its red witch means its on when it turns green its off cause its at the right temp.

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4 years ago #8
johnarthur
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You may want to get a thermometer for your aquarium. The temperature settings on aquarium heater thermostats are usually not very accurate. Maybe the water is too cold.

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4 years ago #9
tannerwmcoy
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the water is at 78 witch it almost allways at that. iv got a thermometer. but ya any one that dont have one needs to get one i almost killed 3 fish cause it was 2 cold. but when i got a thermomiter every thing is fine now. i have to turn my heater to 85 to make it 78. im gettin a new and more acurat one next tim i go to sfalls.

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4 years ago #10
mermaid
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I'd say you probably have some bad water parameters... have you had your water tested?

If you don't have all the kits, take it to a local fish store which should test it for you for free and let you know what is wrong with your water.

Normally, at the top they are needing more oxygen in the water, or have high ammonia/nitrites, etc.

Report back with your water parameters.

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4 years ago #11
johnarthur
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Some aquarium shops are very helpful, but some will just try to sell you a bunch of remedies you don't need. It's usually safer to get your own test kit. Please make sure ammonia and nitrite are zero. If they're not, a series of partial water changes will fix things.

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4 years ago #12
tannerwmcoy
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ya i agree with john bout the pet shops. petsmart tried tellin me that for mollies i needed 5 females and 1 male and that for a 30 gallon i should get 35 fish. i just smiled and said ya sure.

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6 months ago #13
HI DER
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it might be swim bladder? i feed them peas whenever this occurs make sure to mash them up first into tiny chunks

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6 months ago #14
ReneCody
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This thread was started 5 YEARS ago.
I'm sure the issue has been resolved for quite some time now.
Please don't post in old threads, as it pushes the newer questions down in the queue, cluttering the list.
You can see the posting times next to the post #s.

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6 months ago #15
Joni
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Good Morning! You might notice in the upper right hand corner of the screen a date on these posts. This is a very old one. The issue is most likely resolved. Thank you for your input.

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