Urgent need help, dying Molly

kcaskew

My female Molly is HUGE, she is pineconing, and is dying. She is secluded, and swimming upside down.

Unfortunately, I think she may be pregnant, but I don't know for sure. She is brown and black, so it's hard to tell. If she is pregnant, is there anything I can do after she dies? Should I try squeezing her or anything, to she if she does has babies? Or should I just forget about it and let her go?
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

Do you think she might still survive? Can you add any pictures?
 

kcaskew

Do you think she might still survive? Can you add any pictures?
She most definitely won't survive!
 

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PlantedCommunityTank132

Yeah. I would put her down with clove oil. its a stress free death, and she will go asleep fast.
 

kcaskew

Yeah. I would put her down with clove oil. its a stress free death, and she will go asleep fast.
I don't have any, I didn't even know that was a thing. What about the possibility she's pregnant? Here are pics of her belly.
 

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PlantedCommunityTank132

If she's pregnant, the eggs would most probably have the same disease as their mom. They wouldn't survive very long.
 

kcaskew

If she's pregnant, the eggs would most probably have the same disease as their mom. They wouldn't survive very long.
Ok, so I should just let them all go. Thank you!
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

I think that would be the best :(
 

kcaskew

I think that would be the best :(
That was my fear, that I would lose her and her babies. She is my baby and I was hoping I would have a generation of hers to keep a few.
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

I don't think that the eggs are old enough to hatch without their mother
 

kcaskew

I don't think that the eggs are old enough to hatch without their mother
She had been big for quite a while (notified it before Xmas), I didn't know if she was pregnant or not. The pineconing happened last week.
 

TropicalFlow

I have also used a baking soda method . You can end a fishes life for it but, it’s mostly used for trimming fins.
It puts the fish in a deep trance there gills move but nothing else. That how people trim fins.
 

kcaskew

I have also used a baking soda method . You can end a fishes life for it but, it’s mostly used for trimming fins.
Never heard of that either. The only way I know is too shock them, which I don't really want to do, but I do know she is in pain.
 

TropicalFlow

I wouldn’t shock. The most peaceful way is clove oil or baking soda.
 

kcaskew

I wouldn’t shock. The most peaceful way is clove oil or baking soda.
Unfortunately I don't have either available, but I will be getting some after this incident! Thank you!
 

TropicalFlow

Ok. Well I guess shock might be the best option? No problem.
 

kcaskew

Ok. Well I guess shock might be the best option? No problem.
I was thinking to let nature take it's course, I just don't know how long this could go on for, or what's best for her. I am trying to find a way to get some baking soda though. If I do, how much should I add?
 

TropicalFlow

Get some what…
 

kcaskew

Get some what…
Clove oil and baking soda. An, she's gone. I went to take her out of the tank and she expelled alot of fluid and most of her scales as well. She shrunk down quickly, she must not have been pregnant at all. All the fluid was clear
 

TropicalFlow

Oh, she died:( rest in peace
 

kcaskew

Oh, she died:( rest in peace
She will be greatly missed. I hate this part.
 

TropicalFlow

Same. I you never realize how attached you could get to a fish until there gone .
 

kcaskew

Same. I you never realize how attached you could get to a fish until there gone .
TOO true
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

Rest In Peace :(
 

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