My Pregnant Ballon Molly Died

Discussion in 'Molly' started by Youngfishgirl, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. YoungfishgirlNew MemberMember

    my ballon Molly was swimming perfectly last night this morning when I woke up to feed her she was all white and stuck at the bottom of the tank I did notice a bit of dark colors coming back to her skin a few days ago.I think she died of ammonia poisoning I am going to do a 100% water change and move them to larger tank while I run the nitrogen cycle I do know this is my fault. She was In a tank with 8 other fish I recently added another fish to the tank but I don't know.WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN? I feel really bad please help

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  2. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Sorry for your loss.
    How often do you change the water, how much do you change, and how big is the tank? It looks really tiny. Balloon mollies should ideally have at least 29 gallons.
  3. YoungfishgirlNew MemberMember

    I don't know it's really small 3 gallons I think it's just temporary I did a full water change two days ago
  4. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Ok, mollies are big waste producers and with 8 other fish in the tank you are extremely overstocked. I agree that it was probably ammonia poisoning. Until you can get them a bigger tank of 29 gallons or more or rehome them, you should be doing 75% water changes every other day with Seachem Prime to help protect your fish from the ammonia.

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