I have had 2 females and one male molly in a 20 gallon aquarium for about a month now and I have seen no signs of breeding or pregnancy. They have one more companion, a (I thought) pregnant platy. I thought she looked very pregnant when I bought her, but that was a month ago and she doesn't look to have gotten bigger. The platy has not shown any of the typical signs (isolating, hanging out near the heater, etc) of giving birth. How long should I expect to wait for things to progress? (getting mollies prego, platy having her frye...) Is there anything I should do that might help things along?
Emerald is right. You need to really get an API liquid test kit and test your water before having fry. They will not live in a tank not cycled and with testing numbers that are high. Could possibly be why your mollies aren't mating as well.
Okay. From what I've read, it looks like maybe my GH is too low...Which is odd considering how these test results read..... GH is 120, KH is 240. PH is 7.5. NO2 is 0 and I've just done the NO3 and i'm waiting for the results. Suggestions?
I'm also doing the NH3/NH4 test for ammonia. My house mate has a salt water aquarium, thankfully I didn't have to go out and spend an arm and a leg on all these kits. Oh, the NO3 is somewhere between 0 and 5.