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Old 12-28-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Molly can anyone help me

I am kind of new to all this and I was wondering if anyone could help I had three Molly's I then found a baby Molly Not long after finding it a big Molly died I only found one baby in the tank and it was a few days maybe a bit more and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if my white Molly is pregnant as my other adult Molly wont leave her alone and should I get a breeding net so I get more Molly fry survive

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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Good chance it will be pregnant! A breeding net or small separate tank will be the best method of getting the fry to survive as bigger fish will eat them / or they get stuck in filters!

Generally mine bred every 4 weeks since they first gave birth to fry!
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Looks prego to me a tad or bloated.
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Thank you when should I separate her
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #5
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Thanks when should I separate her and how can I tell when she is about to have them the male won't leave her alone
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:28 PM   #6
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Hi

She's definitely quite large. Looks similar to most of mine before birthing..
I've never used breeder nets/boxes only because I don't want to stress them out.
I either move the female when she's quite large and square to her own 10g and wait till she gives birth and then move her back to main tank ... OR ... I watch very carefully for babies and move the babies to a 10g to grow up there for 6-8 wks before moving them to a bigger grow out tank.

What size tank are they in?
How many fish/what kind?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
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id say preg or fat as mollies are very greedy fish and get fat easy.
well molly fry are the easiest to look after and can be kept in certain tanks whilst with the adults, many will say that the adults will eat them but if the adults are fed well but not overfed of course then the fry grow up okay. i breed them all the time especially dalmatian mollies. if you have other species in the tank they may get the fry depends i keep tetras with them and it a-okay. By the way chances are it will be at night when they pop out as ive 97 % found this.
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She looks pregnant to me but not due yet. You will find her belly fills out more at the back as well as the front when she's due.

Males will chase females all day every day, they're sexual appetite is insatiable.

Please don't put her in a breeder net it will just stress her out. If you have another tank then you can separate her, otherwise pop some dense plants into your tank for the fry to hide in once they're born.
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No breeders nets,boxes,tanks... wait yes a nursey tank might be nice at least some seperation that is what i do with my female every time before she gives birth. Or just get lots of plants and hidding spots for the fry to hide in. Looks like you have alot in the pictures. And my male chases my pregnant female 24/7. Keep all fish fed well, not over fed, just fed well. I made that mitake once.
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