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Old 06-27-2017, 01:20 AM   #1
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My mollies

I was hoping someone could tell me if my mollies are pregnant or bloated.
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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The golden panda in the third pic is a male. Check and see if any of the scales are sticking out. I can't tell in the photos. Also one of your tetras seems very bloated to me. Feed them some peas. The black molly looks pregnant.
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The golden panda had babies last night. I kept thinking she was pregnant, but she kept not having babies so I gave up on the idea. The black one too, seemed fat I thought she would have babies but hasn't. I hope she does. The tetra does look bloated I will try peas, but they seem not to eat them
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:39 PM   #4
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They seem both pregnant.
The gold dust lyretail molly is female and not male. It's just keeping the anal fin close to the body. For sure no gonopodium to be seen in these pictures.
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Do you think the tetras pregnant or bloated?
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I was also wondering how many babies she may have. She gave birth last night and I am hoping the majority are just hiding. Because I wasn't expecting them I didn't have her in a breeder box and I hadn't changed the filter, so babies are going to get stuck in it. The best I could do was put plants in front of it to give them a better chance. Now I am wondering if there will be any left when I get home from work. I hope she had a lot. Also how soon after giving birth can she have fry again?
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Hi there,

Sorry, I haven't noticed you're replied again. Just came back from a meeting with fellow cancer patients.

She'll probably give birth again after a gestation of approx. 3-5 weeks. Sometimes even 6 weeks. It does differ from each individual fish to individual fish. She decides when a pregnancy will be established by using a stored sperm package 9if she's still storing one or ore of those packages of course). A lot of people would say every 4 weeks but it's totally up to the female itself wether that's gonna happen or not. She can even withhold a pregnancy if she doesn't feel comfortable enough. So, that would mean a delay in the duration of the pregnancy.

I guess, you'll just have to be patient to see these coming days if more fry will show itself. If nothing will be eaten, make sure they can hide themselves. Unless, the adults in the tank will leave them alone (which can happen as well). Not always, will fry be eaten.

Looking at the picture, I'm not sure wether the tetra is pregnant or bloated. Female tetras tend to have a swollen abdomen when carrying eggs. But still hard to tell by the picture shown.
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