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Old 10-12-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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Is she pregnant?

The male balloon Molly never leaves her alone, follows her everywhere. She's as round as a table tennis ball and so it got me thinking, is she pregnant? Here are some pics...



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If so, when do I put her in the breeding net? I don't want her in too long.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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Also, she spends slot of the time at the top if the tank. Water conditions are fine, everything is as it should be. She does swim around still, just mostly at the top. The other fish aren't.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:43 AM   #3
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Can you try getting a clearer picture of her? Shes huge so I think she is, but she could also be really bloated.

*Edit* The second pic worries me.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'll try. What worries you?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:50 AM   #5
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I don't think she's pregnant. Wouldn't she be showing other signs? Oh I don't know. If she's bloated, do I stop feeding them for a couple of days?
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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She looks pregnant nd the signs u r refurring to is when she is about to drop(give birth) nd yes if you want to ruleout bloating dont feed them for a day or to
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:16 AM   #7
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Thank you so much. How long would you recommend leaving her in the breeding net. Also, is it normal for the male to follow her around and, what I can beat describe as shoving her back end with his nose?
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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All of my balloon mollies died giving birth. Mustve been the deformity they have. I can't really tell if yours is pregnant or bloated. Look for a dark spot by her tail.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #9
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If u are gna move her to a breeding net only leave her in for 2-3 days at a time. It's very stressful for mama fish. We used one but now we just let the fry fend for themselves. We were over run by mollies n guppies in about 3 months.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #10
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I might leave them if she does. The tank is well planted thank you
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:50 AM   #11
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Here's a picture of her behind. I can't see a gravid spot, I don't think
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:51 AM   #12
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She's not around the surface as much anymore tho.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:39 AM   #13
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I can see one. Its very faint though... But its there. Hope it all works out
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #14
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Ooo how exciting. I shall keep the thread posted. thank you
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Still no baby's, and I'm not sure on the length of gestation period. The male is always nudging her belly, not hard though. Any ideas?
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Hmmm idk how long have u had her?
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A couple of month
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I personally think shes bloated. I would feed her peas for the next week to flush out her body.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:17 PM   #19
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Garden peas from the freezer?
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #20
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Do I put them in whole
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