My Fish is dying

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by tdc, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. tdcNew MemberMember

    I have a spotted molly who is black and white.He or she, im not quite sure what gender it is, is just lying on the bottom of the tank and breathing very fast. It has been like this for a few days or so. I also have two other molly fish, and one of them is pregnant. They are acting normal so i dont think it is the temperature that is causing the problem, is he just sick??
  2. WaterSpiritValued MemberMember

    Hi tdc! So sorry to hear about your molly. What are the parameters of your water?

  3. tdcNew MemberMember

    hhhhm that is a very good question, I honestly have no idea. Ive just had this tank for a very long time.

  4. WaterSpiritValued MemberMember

    Well, since you don't know, just go ahead and do a 50% water change. Chances are, your nitrates (maybe ammonia and nitrite too) are really high. It could be affecting just the one Molly right now due to some illness due to poor water quality and the others may be soon to follow. I would do the water change immediately. Poor Molly :( How old is he/her?
  5. tdcNew MemberMember

    I only got them like 4 months ago, so it is hard to be specific. Its name is oreo. I also have 2 others, bonnie and slim shady. Plus three ghost shrimp, i had a frog too but it died a month ago.
  6. tdcNew MemberMember

    And thank you for the advice i will do that right away and see if it helps!!!
  7. WaterSpiritValued MemberMember

    Post back with how Oreo is doing after the water change! cute name!!!
  8. tdcNew MemberMember

    Thank you! I will put up word of if it worked.
  9. WaterSpiritValued MemberMember

    Mollies are livebearers, so Oreo could be a female having trouble birthing. Are any other Mollies hanging with Oreo? If so, separate them if you can and turn the lights very low, or even off and keep it quiet in the room they're in so any stress can be reduced as much as possible, after you change the water of course!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  10. ZiabisWell Known MemberMember

    I hope everything turns out well.
  11. WaterSpiritValued MemberMember

    Any word on the Molly?

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