Mollie fry not swimming ?

naomi_l5

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HI ya'll,

I have about 20 mollie fry so far black - ( about a month old) and white - (3 months old) !!

all are fine apart from one which is about 3 months old he was fine before but recently he just sits at the bottom of the tank and can't seem to swim up to the top of the tank when he does he just seems to fall backwards/sideways ? it all seemed to happen when I done their weekly water change kept to all the right routine etc and since then he seems to be detoriating, his top fin is clamped and seems to drag himself along the bottom of the tank ?

thank u if ne1 has ne ideas !!

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I sonds like he may have some fin damage. Is he eating? You will won't to separate him if his fins/tale look ok(if he is sick you don't won't the others to get it). Could you post a picture of him?
 

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I had a baby platy that did that, sadly he ended up dieing. Some of the other fry can be kind of brutal to weaker ones.
 
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i've seperated him from the rest now because this morning he was just led sideways at the bottom of the tank just breathing, he seems a bit better now i've seperated him, I recently put some kind of rocks in there maybe that's why his top fins have gone ? he's not really eating as he can't get to the top... he looks quite bloated aswell ???

( I haven't got ne pics sorry )
 

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Id sounds like he is going to pass away I'm sorry. Its always sad. Its good you seperated him kus my fry/ other fish go after weeker fish. They try and kill them. Just try and keep him comfortable.
 

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