Ballon Molly help

Discussion in 'Molly' started by Taritus, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Taritus

    Taritus Valued Member Member

    Hello I have a female balloon Molly who rest at the bottom of the tank but is perfectly capable of swim
    I think it may be because she's pregnat and the belly may be a lot to carry around but idk
    Anyone with experience know
    All help welcome :)


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  2. T

    Thetanknwebie Well Known Member Member

    Hello! What are your water parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)? What other fish are in the tank? What's the temperature?
     
  3. Lisa Schuster Altmiller

    Lisa Schuster Altmiller Valued Member Member

    That's not the normal behavior of a pregnant Molly. My guess is that your levels are off. Can you do a water test?


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  4. MollyPalooza

    MollyPalooza Valued Member Member

    My pregnant balloon girls only rest like that if they're about to give birth...
     
  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Well then, guess you're about to become a fish grandpa? Lol


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  6. OP
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    Taritus

    Taritus Valued Member Member

    That's the thing the waters fine it's 76 like it's always been ;and nitrates are fine ( I use this weird chart ) ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436631938.980373.jpg
    Her belly is massive even by balloon Molly standards


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    Other species with her
    3 other balloon Molly's
    One guppy
    One swordtail
    And a ADF


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  7. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    What about the ammonia and nitrites? Also, what tank size? Are there any males in the tank?
     
  8. OP
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    Taritus

    Taritus Valued Member Member

    Both are fine
    One male and two other female balloon Molly's 20hallon


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  9. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    What are the ammonia and nitrites?
     
  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

  11. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm gonna add that the liquid test kits are cheaper in the long run also. $25 on Amazon.


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