My Fish is dying

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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??
 

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Hi tdc! So sorry to hear about your molly. What are the parameters of your water?
 
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hhhhm that is a very good question, I honestly have no idea. Ive just had this tank for a very long time.
 

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

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Post back with how Oreo is doing after the water change! cute name!!!
 
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Thank you! I will put up word of if it worked.
 

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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!
 

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I hope everything turns out well.
 

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Any word on the Molly?
 
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