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Old 03-29-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Why do you think my balloon molly hasn't dropped yet?

She's been squared for 2 weeks today. I know that they can hold until the water is 'just right,' but don't you think that this is a little long? I have 2 tanks for live barrers- a 10 gallon for the adults, and a 5.5 gallon for the fry and the squared adults. I NEVER use a breeding trap. She's been in the 5.5 ever sense I got her 2 weeks ago today. I've been waiting for fry, but none. I'm not new to these type of fish, cause I've been breeding them for about a year and a half, but I've never seen this. I moved her to the 10 gallon today, and hoping for the best in there. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2014, 02:50 AM   #2
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Wow that would be so frustrating! Sorry I stick to guppies, but she looks like she's grown a lot since last pic you posted so that means she didn't abort the fry or reabsorb them if that helps, good luck!!
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:01 AM   #4
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Are you sure she is pregnant? Ballon Belly mollies stomachs grow with age so I would make sure that there is a brownish spot behind the anal fin to ensure there are fry inside. The average pregnancy lasts about 6 weeks for mollies.
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Yea she's pregnant. She has the spot.
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New fish, treat for worms, Nematoda. (Other worm varieties, treatment similar)


Then treat for bacteria and parasites both internally and externally. It's what I do. (Not necessarily in that order, I base the course of treatment on observation)

(That's my advice, other opinions may differ)
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You should have fry before April is over. Good luck!
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