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Old 10-21-2016, 07:33 PM   #1
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New to owning fish. My daughter bought a 10 gallon fish tank and we were told the Mollie is a male but I am worried the "male" fish is pregnant!!!
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Thanks for any help!! I'm not ready to be a fish grandma yet!
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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That's a balloon molly. Just has a huge belly
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That's a balloon molly. Just has a huge belly
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Any time! Welcome to the forum. Its always great to see new faces
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Yeah it's a ballon mollie, don't buy cigars just yet
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Look at the Anal fin ( the fin closest to the anus) and compare it to your gold colored Molly. If it is tubular like the Gold's ( and the Guppy in the picture), it's a male. If it's more triangular ( like an upside down sail from a sailboat) it's a female. Unfortunately, the picture you posted does not show this fin on the white fish.
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Look at the Anal fin ( the fin closest to the anus) and compare it to your gold colored Molly. If it is tubular like the Gold's ( and the Guppy in the picture), it's a male. If it's more triangular ( like an upside down sail from a sailboat) it's a female. Unfortunately, the picture you posted does not show this fin on the white fish.

Yep thats the way you do it. You can kinda tell in the first pic that its a male
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Yep thats the way you do it. You can kinda tell in the first pic that its a male
It may be my screen but I can't tell for sure in that pic that that anal fin isn't a female's that is not fully extended. If the OP want's to post a profile pic, it will be much easier to tell from that.
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