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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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My balloon belly molly is swimming upside down and spinning in circles - will it die?

I took a video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7it1lQn3I8
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 08:16 PM
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Its not looking good thats for sure !
What are your params ?

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Oh, not looking so hot for that molly, maybey swim bladder


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sorry but that made me laugh, he wants to be a ballerina!

honestly though I think he's too far gone at that point. swim bladder that I've seen never involved spinning like that
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Swim Bladder Disease in my (not so) expert opinion.

Poor guy is probably at the end of the line.
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My test kit hasn't come in yet, so I can't check my parameters.

I put her in a little pitcher of water and she's swimming right side up again! And eating food!
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My test kit hasn't come in yet, so I can't check my parameters.

I put her in a little pitcher of water and she's swimming right side up again! And eating food!
That's awesome. I wonder what could of caused this?
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My test kit hasn't come in yet, so I can't check my parameters.

I put her in a little pitcher of water and she's swimming right side up again! And eating food!
test kit should be bought before fish. putting fish in untested water is a bad idea
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test kit should be bought before fish. putting fish in untested water is a bad idea
Yes I didn't know anything when I set the tank up. But I did have Petco test my tank water several times.
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So i put the molly back in the tank and the it swims around OK and next thing I know, one my ghost shrimp jumps on it and starts chewing on her tail! Whats going on??
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Sorry hun... I call that the death spiral.. The fish I have seen doing that normally dont survive.

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