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Old 04-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Creamsicle Molly?

Hi, i just bought a decent sized molly and im positive shes pregnant. ive had previous mollies with fry but never in a breeder box. She is new to my tank and she is in a decent sized breeder. She is plump but how can i tell when she is VERY close to birth? I intend on raising the fry but how long should she be in the box?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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Of you can post a picture of her we can help wih when she's about to give, but when she is about to give she will have a squared out chest. When he is birthing you can see her vent open( anal hole area)
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Don't keep her in a breeder box for too long. The boxes tend to stress them out. Only leave her in there for a day or 2 at a time and then let her out to swim around for awhile. If you have enough plants (real or silk) in the tank, the fry will be able to hide and you won't need the breeder box anyways.
EDIT: She doesn't look very close yet. Let her out into the tank for awhile. She looks to me like she is weeks away.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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She has awhile to go, not even very gravid. Angel is right, she would only be in there for a night or so. Plants always help. If you want to know how to raise fry see the thread in my signature.
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thanks guys, i have her with my regular tank now. How many weeks away do u believe she will be?
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I'd say 2-3 weeks. She's still in the early stages
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