I got 2 female mollies about one month ago, and one of them i could tell was pregnant as her belly was rounder than the rest plus the gravid spot.
I had a male in a tank but he developed curved spine and passed about a week after i got the girls.
Long story short. ( Still a long one sorry)
Dalmation molly was chasing and bullying the golden dusty pregnant girl. SO couple of days ago i placed the pregnant one into a breeding net inside the 10G so the dalmation molly wont attack her.
Then after 4-5 days of no fry - i decided to release her back and see what happenes ( i also read that she can abort if placed in breeder too soon)
The golden one looks like bursting her belly is so big - also my tank temp is at 80 now but was up higher for three weeks because of ick.
So after i saw the dalmation chasing golden one again and pretty much fighting - i placed the dalmation molly in the breeder yesterday morning. Then did the water change - then fed them all ( and the gold one was constantly looking for food and eating like she never saw fod in her life), then we watch TV for 30 minutes - i look back in a tank and SURPRISE dalmation molly had a fry! I did not even know she was pregnant.... She had 8 live fry, one egg and 2 underdeveloped embryos... SO
After much debating ( the only other tank that i have is 5 gal
with a betta male who attacks almost anything that moves)
We released the fry and the mother into the main tank ( it also has 3 shrimp and 5 neons)
Most of the fry did not swim -one got eaten by ghost shrimp
two got chased and eaten by the new mom
but this morning i see 2 swimming atop and hiding behind the breeding net. Hopefully they make it.
I placed the burstin golden one into the breeding net and thought she should deliver any minute now ( she stopped eating and just hanging at the bottom) But this morning still no fry...
Please help - i cannot release her into the main tank because the dalmation constantly chasing her and very predatory. But i am worried about keepeing her in that small net breeder as well...