Important Swim Bladder Disease?

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My molly has been acting strange for about a week. At first, it was just that she was always really close to the ground and almost never moved. There were times we worried she was dead only to see her move for a moment. Now, however, she swims actively the way that she used to but, she does swim a little sideways. I’m worried she has swim bladder disease and I don’t know where to begin to treat it so I don’t lose her. Any help would be so appreciated!
 
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WinterSoldier. said:
oof! Okay so you can give her an epsom salt bath
Pardon my ignorance but, how would I do so? Would the epsom salt irritate her? I have other fish in the tank so would I have to remove her into the epsom salt bath?
 
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WinterSoldier. said:
personally I do 1 tbs per gallon of water and let the fish in there for 15 min
Yeah that’s what I was going to do. Thanks!
 

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Yep, that's how I do epsom salt baths. Epsom salt isn't a salt in terms of salinity, so it won't irritate the slime coat
 
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Rtessy said:
Yep, that's how I do epsom salt baths. Epsom salt isn't a salt in terms of salinity, so it won't irritate the slime coat
Okay so I did exactly that, I let her swim for thirty minutes instead of fifteen and she looked like she was starting to feel better and swim a little more normally but this morning I checked on her and she looks almost like she’s stuck at the surface in a ‘c-shape’ and barely moves. I’m sad she doesn’t feel good and just want to be able to get her health back to normal
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sorry, all my guppies are in love with her and never leave her alone
 

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