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Old 09-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Is my molly pregnant?

I have a marble balloon molly and her belly has gotten a bit bigger. I read up on pregnant mollies and I still cannot tell if she is pregnant so if anyone can tell me or help me that would be great. I can get more pictures also if that would help. Thanks!

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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Looks like it to me, used to breed them for store credit for a reef tank lol. If you want to keep the fry move her to a 5-10 gallon tank, they usually won't eat the fry for the first 24 hours. And use a filter with a huge sponge over the intake to keep them from getting sucked into the filter, some say just air stones and daily water changes but I had more luck of more fry surviving this way with about a 10% change every 3-5 days with a larger tank, less shock on them
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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Well we don't have much of tank room, these are our first mollies and we already have a 10 gallon tank holding them but we don't have any more we were thinking of just letting nature take its course we have hiding spots and also a fake plant for them. Would you be able to tell me how far along she is and when she could have them?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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It is really hard to tell by the picture, but I would guess that she will have them in 10-14 days, could have anywhere for 10 to 30, I have had as many as 42 (only once lol). Another option is to go and get a tank divide, I think there less then $10 the fish store, I would recommend finding someway of separating her, the other fish could chase her around and end up killing her. But I have had some give birth and be fine, but can almost guarantee they fry won't survive
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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Okay thank you so much. Would it help with more pictures?
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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No not really, when her belly starts to get dark, usually u can see the eyes, she is 3-5 days away
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:48 AM   #7
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More pictures would be awesome
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Okay thank you. And i will
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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Sad to say our marble has died. We don't now how are why she was fine and couple he's later gone.
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