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Old 04-07-2015, 02:14 PM   #1
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Strange molly behavior

My pregnant Molly seems to be pointed her tail downward and laying next to the heater. Any time I go up to the tank she hides from me. I'm hoping this means she will give birth soon? But the tail bending worried me. Also can I let her have the fry in the community tank I don't want her to stress out in the net trap. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Is it in a brackish or freshwater tank? It doesn't appear to be quite ready. How long has it been pregnant?


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Old 04-07-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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I bought her at the pet store about 3 weeks ago so I don't know how long and she is in brackish water. I am starting to worry it's a health issue because my male molly seems to be doing the same thing now


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Old 04-07-2015, 08:57 PM   #4
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Try adding a little more salt. Mine have that issue in my freshwater tank and it seemed to stop with a little salt added. Just be careful not to over do it


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Old 04-07-2015, 08:59 PM   #5
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Okay I will thank you hoping that helps , the temp is at 78 , I might raise it a couple degrees to see if that makes any change aswell


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Old 04-07-2015, 09:11 PM   #6
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As for pregnancy it'll look something like this once it's ready to drop fry Click image for larger version

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:35 AM   #7
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Well I did a small water change, and added some more salt to the tank, two of my female Mollies are just laying on the sand breathing heavily , after the water settles I'll be testing the water but I'm not sure why they are acting this way


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