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  1. Tonz0509

    Tonz0509 New Member

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    Hi I'm new to this forum , I was wandering If anyone can help me please , I currently have an issue with one of my sailfin molly (female) it seems to be beloted and not like the normal pregnant look , eating fine and swimming around fine too I've attached some photos if anyone can help that much appreciate

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  2. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fish Herder
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :hi:

    How much do you feed her?

    When do you feed her?

    What size of tank does she live in?

    What other tank mates does she have?

    What are your water parameters, ph, and GH?

    If you answer these questions, I will be able to help you even more.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    The fish has dropsy, which is characterised by the scales sticking out from her body. Dropsy is usually caused by an internal bacterial infection and the fish normally dies within 24 hours of showing these symptoms.

    If the fish is still eating you can try treating her with an anti-biotic. If she isn't eating then put her out of her misery.
     
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    She gets fed the same as the other fish so once a day so definitely not over fed as all the other fish are looking just fine, I have 5 sailfun mollies and 2 dwarf gouramis, it's a 125 litre tank and Ph is at 8.0 and GH is at 8d
     
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    Thanks for the reply this is what my sister reckoned it was but I thought I would post to ask about and see if anyone was sure
     
  6. PheonixKingZ

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    Hu, that’s weird, and your sure she’s not pregnant? :)
     
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    Really not sure I've had her for 6 months now with no other issues at all she's still swimming around fine it's just a weird one but I dont obviously want her to be in pain too
     
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    So she has been like this (bloated) for 6 months!? o_O
     
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    Oh no sorry I meant got her 6 months ago she's gradually been putting weight on but I just thought she was pregnant again but she just seemed a bit bigger than usual this time
     

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