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Old 03-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Pregnant molly question.

Hello as you may know I have a molly that is pregnant she has stopped eating almost completely is not swimming around as much. More like floating if you will in one area. She is VERY fat. But my question is, is this a sign that she will give birth soon? ( she is is in her own tank and has been for almost 4 days. ). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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My Molly did that several days before she gave birth. I would find her laying on the bottom of the tank. Once I thought she was dead. I touched her with the net and she jumped up and flew across the tank. I think I just about gave her a heart attach. It lasted about a week. Then she gave birth and was fine. She is about to give birth again. Hope this is the last time.
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Ok thanks.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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I think it is that way with most live breeders. I have swordtails and guppies in one tank, and they both get les active when they are about to give birth.
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Ok so this means she could give birth soon?
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Ok so this means she could give birth soon?
Yeah she should be days away. Maybe 3 at the most.
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Great!!! I'm so excited.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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You can get one of these at petco or where ever you go. You can ether put the female in and let it birth or catch the fry after.
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I went to my lfs and the said that they didn't sell them and so I guess I'll just have to catch them.
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I went to my lfs and the said that they didn't sell them and so I guess I'll just have to catch them.
You can make your own out I a plastic milk jug. Just punch holes in it with a hot needle. It may kinda suction to the side on its own, but if you have one of those cleaning magnets, hold it in place with that.
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