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Old 05-15-2013, 04:48 AM   #1
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hi. im new 2 all this lookin for some help/advice. woundering if my molly jus genraly fat or preg. thank u
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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hi. im new 2 all this lookin for some help/advice. woundering if my molly jus genraly fat or preg. thank u
She looks pregnant to me. I would say that she is only a week or two into the pregnancy however, so she still has a log way to go. Congrats
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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aww ok thank u. ow lng r they preg 4? wa do u recommend? leave er in tank with the other fish or pt er in 1 on er own i ave another tank bout 90ltrs thank u again
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #4
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aww ok thank u. ow lng r they preg 4? wa do u recommend? leave er in tank with the other fish or pt er in 1 on er own i ave another tank bout 90ltrs thank u again
Their gestation period (time their pregnant) is generally around 4 weeks (28 Days). I would move her to a separate tank the day before you think se is going to give birth, because the other fish will eat her fry.
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thank you any idea how id tell shes about to pop. do u recommend the breeding nets/boxes for side ov tank
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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As she looks round now.. later she will begin to have more of a box shaped figure from a side and maybe even frontal view. Breeding boxes/nets are a good way to go.. its easy to separate her when the fey come and the fry can meet their tank mates as tgey grow. What size tank do you have besides your community? I have a betta tank 1.8 gallon for my fry. As of right now i have 1 female with only days to go in that 1.8 gallon.. so the fry have some good room to swim and get strong before goin back to the community. She seems to be less stressed. Ive never had problem with the breeder net but the box seems to freak her out
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iv been reading in 2 the breeder box/nets and alot mixed reviews. my other tanks a 20gal
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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What size tank is she in right now?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #9
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190ltrs atm
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #10
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I would try the net or box but if she seems stressed you should have the 20g ready
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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ok il give the net a try thank u
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:44 AM   #12
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new updated pics 2day shes gne massive.. how much longer?
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She looks very close..
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #14
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Your Molly

Hello mik...

Nice fish. Dalmatian Mollies, aren't they? I keep "Livebearers" too. These fish feel most comfortable in heavily planted thanks. The fry will immediately go to the surface for a quick breath and need some floating plants, like Brazilian waterweed (Anacharis).

The female will hold off giving birth until conditions are just right. I'd keep the water as pure as possible with large, weekly water changes and make the new water a bit warmer. If the female is close to giving birth, a lot of pure, warm water will help.

One other thing, if you're not using a bit of standard aquarium salt, you really need to. I add a teaspoon to every 5 gallons of new water. This is important, especially for fish that give birth to live young. The properties in the salt will strengthen the fishes' immune system. I've used it for years with good results.

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thanks for the advice
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woke up the smorning to find my molly as ad er bbies. .. all r alive and i can count about 20 ... thanks 2 every1 that posted on this thread wif adivce... heres a picy dont know why its uploaded upside down mind
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