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Old 10-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Mollie babies!!! :-o

hey everyone i am a first at breeding fish. my mollie is really fat and i've had her for a while. i want to know how long it takes for a livebearer to give birth once you stick it in its own tank. Does it start right away or does the fish not give birth for a long time? does the fish give birth the second it gets away from the other fish or do i have to time it perfectly? thanks

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Old 10-11-2008, 01:32 PM   #2
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takes time just like humans..... its like what 21 days between sperm and egg to fry..... depending on how long its been prego will dictate how long it takes to release them. look for little eyes on the underside.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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my molly is black so you cant see ho close she is.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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Well my mollie looks like she is going to blow up. She still hasn't had her babies and she's fat as ever. is it possible that she can explode?
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No she won't explode, since she is black, you can't see the gravid spot but you can watch her from the back. When she starts to look a bit square from the back, she is close. When you say she is away from the other fish, do you mean her own tank or a breeders net?
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:47 AM   #6
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She's not away from any fish at the moment. But i do have a 1g QT tank i can put her in for a while. oh and i think this is her first brood she is still a pretty small fish about 1-2".
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are you sure she is even preg?
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:05 PM   #8
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Heck yes i'm sure. Ummm unless you think that a young male can go without mating for a month and a half. Yeah right.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:03 PM   #9
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maybe he has stage fright. and you have been inturupting LOL. Im just playing =P

I was just putting that out there...

Try raising the temp up a few degrees... i moved a balloon molly from 78* temp tank to an 80* and she started spitting them out lol
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Look at her from the back, when she seems more square move her to the 1 gal tank. Mollies can hold their babies if they feel stressed.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:24 PM   #11
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Yeah raise the temp a few degrees and try not to spoke her at all, like walking up to the aquarium a lot ect.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:39 AM   #12
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alright thanks guys. I'll give you an update in a few days.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #13
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:17 PM   #14
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Welcome not "kk" use your manners. JK. I dont really care. I use manners but its your choice if you do or not.
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how is kk not "mannered" i go kk instead of ok all the time.
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ever heard of thank you, please, your welcome?
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One warning only to stay on topic, manners have nothing to do with the thread.
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Alright. I'll update everyone in a few days on my pregent fish.
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Well she hasn't given birth yet but i know its comin any time now. yay.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:48 PM   #20
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Babies Babies. I have mollie fry! Yay. She had somewhere between 35-45 babies. I know its not really a huge thing but its the first time i have ever bred any fish. I'm so excited. righht now the mollie fry are just in the 1g tank. but soon when they get a tiny bit bigger i will get a divider for the 10g so they have more space. Any thing i should know? thanks for advice.
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