Molly with Bad Swim Bladder

JABrown15

I have a female Molly with Bad Swim Bladder. She's been hanging up on the top of the week for over a weeks. It's been getting worse even with treatment. She currently floats on her side and tries hard to swim down to the bottom and fails. I've feel I've tried everything to online. Epson salt bath for the last 3 days. Peas. I'm moving soon and afraid the move will ultimately kill her. Any new ideas welcome!!
 

AquaticQueen

Try fasting her from all food for three days, including the peas because there really is no evidence to suggest they work anyway. If you have an adjustable heater, increase the water temp by a couple degrees to help with digestion and keep up with the salt baths. Hope she gets better soon!
 

JABrown15

Thank you!! I'll give that a try.
 

JABrown15

Any advice. So my molly is still floating at the top in a curve. Still alive. I had to move with an hour drive with all the fish in a bucket with airstone etc. Now Her fins are all rotting. I started her on those all-in-one tables 2 days ago. Should I stop the tablets and use something else or just leave her be? Also, She's in a group tank, but none of the other fish seem to have any issues right now. She she be moved?
 

AquaticQueen

Any advice. So my molly is still floating at the top in a curve. Still alive. I had to move with an hour drive with all the fish in a bucket with airstone etc. Now Her fins are all rotting. I started her on those all-in-one tables 2 days ago. Should I stop the tablets and use something else or just leave her be? Also, She's in a group tank, but none of the other fish seem to have any issues right now. She she be moved?
You could increase the water changes to 25% every other day for the fin rot but I can't really think of anything else to help the swim bladder. How long has she been like this? If it continues for too long the best option might unfortunately be euthanization :(.
 

JABrown15

It's been maybe 2 wks or longer. She started hanging out on the top of the tank and last week she went nose down and now on its side like a C. She's breathing and eating. I stopped the baths, and did take food away for 3 days. We moved 2 days ago and now her fins are rotting away. It's so sad.
 

AquaticQueen

It's been maybe 2 wks or longer. She started hanging out on the top of the tank and last week she went nose down and now on its side like a C. She's breathing and eating. I stopped the baths, and did take food away for 3 days. We moved 2 days ago and now her fins are rotting away. It's so sad.
Continue treatment for a week or two, but if it doesn't get any better, I'd probably euthanize.
 

JABrown15

Continue treatment for a week or two, but if it doesn't get any better, I'd probably euthanize.
Thank you for the advice. I'm new to this fish stuff, and unfortunately this is my first fish so I'm extra attached. I definitely don't want her to suffer.
 

Noroomforshoe

Sorry about your fish, I had to euthanize on of my favorite fish ever, and others. at least you know they are not suffering. I bury them in the garden.
 

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