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Old 05-25-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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My balloon bellied mollie has been acting very lathargic lately. He's been laying on the rocks and acting really weird. He now has developed a small bubble over one of his eyes. I don't know whats going on. Help.
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Old 05-25-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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try this link. Menagerie always gives me this when I have a problem

http://www.aquatronicsonline.com/hobbyist/hobbyist3.htm
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:12 PM   #3
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That's one of the best links out there
I have a few questions though:
~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp)?
~ How large is the tank?
~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are there current sizes?
~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
~How long have you had the fish?
~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlor, new substrate, etc.?
~How long has the tank been set up?
~Have you noticed any other fish picking on the Balloon Molly?
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Tank parameters are fine. Temp is about 72 in a ten gallon tank. I have two mollies and 4 tetras, the largest fish is probably 2 inches including fins. i did a half water change last weekend and usually do 25% water changes every weekend. I have had the tank since January. Nothing new. I havent noticed any harrassment. However, for a long time before my mollie developed his problem he was hitting on my other mollie trying to sow his wild oats. I think she refused.
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hmm, thats a good link, Menagerie. I think i may be overfeeding.
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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Try peas! I feed most of my fish peas--using the frozen ones, nuke them, peel them and serve!
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Sounds like popeye, Im not sure of the cure tho.
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If it is popeye caused by aggression from another fish, the cure is isolation. If a bacterial infection follows, isolate and treat with kanamyacin.
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