Sick Molly?

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I have had a sailfin dalmation Molly(M) since 9/4/06, a couple weeks ago it started hanging out by the heater.  It also looks fat(compared to when I got it).  All of a sudden last night it's tail is curled up(shaped like a J).  Obviously something is wrong with him but I don't know what or if there is anything I can do about it.


The tank has been set up since 7/3/06. All the levels are where they should be.

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Ann
 

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hi ann, im no fish expert but frm wt i read, mollies usually hang out by da heater coz dey pregnant, but then again u say its a HE, r u sure?
 
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Thanks,

since I wrote that I have figured out that he _is_ sick ,he is barely able to swim I have since found out that it is probably Dropsy. I have been medicating for 4 days now. He is still alive but barely, I have read that he will most likely die from it. Thanks for your responce.

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It is probably a female molly that is pregnant. They hide a lot when they are pregnant and get really fat. The "J" shape means that it is trying to release the babies. If it was a dropsy it would be fat and have red streaks on her body everywhere.
 
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