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Old 05-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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mollys have squarish bellies

Like it says on the post some of my mollies have squarish bellies and im wondering if they can just be fat since i feed them enough. I know thats a sign that there pregnant but im wondering if they could be just fat
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Probably pregnant. Sounds like what they call "squaring off", though my pregnant Mollys aren't that far yet so I haven't witnessed it personally,

Pictures would help experienced eyes tell for sure.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Well thats the thing they look squared off but idk if there pregnant or fat
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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Get ready. For about 30 fry per Molly.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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I would guess pregnant, but I guess youll find out eventually when you either find skinny looking fish all of a sudden and/or fry swimming around, or they never drop :P
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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So i have to wait? Or do they only square off when they are pregnant
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:49 PM   #7
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So i have to wait? Or do they only square off when they are pregnant
If they are squared, they will birth in a few days.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #8
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Do you guys wants pictures of them?
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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Can't hurt
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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Since theres multible i will only get one picture of each....i only took one picture to represent all the younger whit mollys that have the box shape in the third picture because they move really fast
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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Yep, definitely pregnant. They will most likely eat the babies though so you may come home to skinny mollies and no babies, or only a few of the fittest survivors.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #12
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Awesome they are all offspring from the first molly picture.that weird though i didnt think they were all pregnant
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #13
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Yup they're all pregnant
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #14
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Wow! Some happy mama's to be in there! Very square. Must be good to drop any day now!
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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The molly in the first picture i think is birthing because i thought i saw fish chasing something really small and all the black mollys are harassing the mom and i think shes still giving birth. I tried to put her in the breeding box but she got stressed out. I dont know what to do to help her. This is weird though shes still eating anf i saw this white chord come out of her
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Someone please help!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #17
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I let mine birth freely in the main tank. Some babies will get eaten but trust me when I say that some will survive. Just let her be, but take note of today's date, because in 4 weeks time (practically to the day) she'll be having more. (Mine birth 4 weeks 1 day - 4 weeks 4 days apart). You can have her safely in a breeder box if you choose to do that next time. Or, pop her in and turn the lights off. Give her some food and see what happens. Entirely your call as to which you deem to be less stressful for her.
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I just put some aquarium salt in there at heard that helps and also i fed her a little and shut the light off
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Sorted. It might take you a week or two to spot survivors in the tank (took me that long) they are very fast and excellent at hiding.
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I was lhcky last time to catch alot of fry and im hoping i will find.some
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