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Old 05-20-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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pregnant balloon Molly?

Does she look gravid? Sorry for all the pics wanted to make sure I got a good one

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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She looks pregnant to me.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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I think she's pregnant.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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Shucks, not exactly what I wanting to hear thanks for the reply guys!
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It's going to happen some time or another...
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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It's going to happen some time or another...
I know, but she was one of my livebearers that I kept away from my males. She was one my first fish,I made every mistake under the sun when I first started. She had been through a cycle, ich a few times, almost died twice, some kind of fungus and a mini cycle. My poor little girl I have brought her back from floating upside down to the happy little fish she is now. A few Weeks back I broke down my male tank to do a good vinegar scrub (my water is bad about that) so all my males went in my big tank for a short time I guess that's when he got her. I'm just worried that she might not make it through the stress of pregnancy
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Some livebearers will give birth over and over again for about a year after being pregnant once...
Good luck to your fish and to you!
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Not quite a year after being fertilized, up to 4-5 ish months.

She looks square to me, but because balloon mollies are so oddly shaped, it often exaggerates/hides how pregnant she really is. I may have read it wrong, but if you have kept her separate from any males, then she may just be full of eggs.

Also if your worried about her being stressed out, consider adding some hiding spots for her to hide from tankmates.
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Not quite a year after being fertilized, up to 4-5 ish months.

She looks square to me, but because balloon mollies are so oddly shaped, it often exaggerates/hides how pregnant she really is. I may have read it wrong, but if you have kept her separate from any males, then she may just be full of eggs.

Also if your worried about her being stressed out, consider adding some hiding spots for her to hide from tankmates.
I have been worried about it so I put her in the nursery tank which has been empty up too this point
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She should be fine, add some more plants and make sure the tank has seeded media aswell, other than that good luck
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It's good to have a plan for the fry. My brother had 4 guppies and now he has 50 guppy fry and nobody wants them.
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It's good to have a plan for the fry. My brother had 4 guppies and now he has 50 guppy fry and nobody wants them.
Any fry I have goes to my lfs for 25¢ a fry for store credit
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She should be fine, add some more plants and make sure the tank has seeded media aswell, other than that good luck
Thanks bubbles
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Any fry I have goes to my lfs for 25¢ a fry for store credit
You'll be rich! JK, but it will give you a few bucks.
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You'll be rich! JK, but it will give you a few bucks.
Haha I wish, the catch is that I can only bring in 30 fry at a time
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That's enough for food for a while though
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I've never bred my Mollies before I've only done guppies (too many to count) so since they are both livebearers I think I'm pretty well set in case she does drop. The nursery tank has been cycled and set up for quite some time now and I put her in this afternoon, she seems pretty calm. That was what I was most worried about, I didn't want to risk losing her due to the stress of the pregnancy.
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Do you have any idea who the father is?
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More than likely the male that I have, she was real young when I had gotten her and I haven't had a drop from her yet but I can't guarantee that he's the only male she's ever been with, she could inseminate herself and I wouldn't ever know
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Cool, make sure to post pictures!
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