Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-16-2021, 10:14 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 1
Molly mystery frys?

I have a fairly new take that was set up in February. This take was set up as a classroom pet situation but has since moved with me to an office. Up until recently I had one platy, two mollies and a plecostomus. In early April we noticed one fry in the tank and we seperated it from the others until it was big enough. It was released into general population sometime in May. In July I returned from a short vacation to find 14 fry in the tank.
Heres where the mystery comes in, I am fairly certain that both of my adult Mollys are female (they have the anal fin) and it looks like the first fry we found is also female.
I assumed that the first fry was a result of something that occured while at the pet store but this second batch is signifantly later.
Any ideas?

__________________
class_pet_fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2021, 11:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Aiken Drum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 3,512
Female mollys can store sperm for several months (up to a year i think) and produce young every couple of months from the stored sperm.

No immaculate birth im afraid, not the messiah, just a very naughty boy. Expect more fry. And if you arent careful with seperating male from female in your young, expect even more fry.

To be sure of not getting fry, male only is the way to go.
__________________
Aiken Drum
Community Moderator
Aiken Drum is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fry, molly, mystery

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Molly frys help !! mollykid Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 7 03-22-2014 11:58 AM
Should I place cichlid fries with rainbow fish frys? vllx Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 09-16-2008 08:31 PM
rainbow neon FRYS!! nycfatcow Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 6 07-13-2007 10:53 PM
Can any one identify these 2 little frys? Xtremez Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 16 02-02-2005 05:51 PM
How do I keep Frys alive rcm87 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 11 08-28-2003 12:59 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.