I have a huge female black molly. She is over 3-1/2 inches long. Last night she dropped over 60 fry. This was her third batch this year. It looks as if my balloon belly orange male is the culprit, as the babies are a mixture of black, silver and orange.
The last batch is still in my fry tank and definately look like balloon bellies. After she was done I put her back in the tank and the male immediately started going after her AGAIN. Persistant devil, isn't he?
I'm not doing anything special, just keeping her with my other community fish. The tank is lightly planted and dosed with aquarium salt. temp about 80 degrees.