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Old 04-16-2018, 03:57 AM   #1
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Dalmatian Molly Pregnant?

I bought two female Dalmation Molly on the 13th April one of them looks normal but one of them has a really swollen belly, Iíve had experience with constipation in fish before and Iím nervous itís that rather than pregnancy. She has more black on her that white so a griavid spot isnít visible. There are no males in my tank at the moment I donít know how she got pregnant if she is.
If she is going to give birth I should like to keep some of the fry but Iím worried about the other fish in the tank eating them I have a quarantine tank but I have two female black mollies in there at the moment recovering from white spot. What do I do?
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Still eating? Also do the scales look ok and not slightly ruffled. If it developed overnight than more of a concern.


The females can store sperm for several batches from memory so most likely from store.
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There is not sigh of sticking up scales. If they can carry sperm in them like that then it is more likely that she is pregnant. Iíve heavily planted the tank and put some floating plants there too. Hopefully Iím not just imagining things! 😊
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Fingers crossed

Generally tend to be pregnant.
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How far off do you think she is? Days? Weeks? She’s just swimming around normally in the tank, there is no abnormal breathing and she’s not chasing anyone away, I can’t see a gravid spot on her because of her colours so I really don’t know how long to expect to wait?
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How far off do you think she is? Days? Weeks? Sheís just swimming around normally in the tank, there is no abnormal breathing and sheís not chasing anyone away, I canít see a gravid spot on her because of her colours so I really donít know how long to expect to wait?
I'd say another 2 or maybe even 3 weeks and you should definitely have little fry swimming around. As a general rule of thumb, If an adult female livebearer has been around a male at some point in her life she will almost always be pregnant from then on out.
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