Iím very new to this hobby so still learning but we bought two female mollies for our 5 gallon tank a little over 2 weeks ago. the last few days iíve noticed the darker of the two has gotten a littler fatter. when we got them, they were both almost identical in size (i think the whiter molly is shown in one of the pics i attached in the background if you want a comparison). iíve been chalking it up to just be it getting tubby after i googled pictures of dalmatian mollies pregnant but yesterday i noticed she was definitely fatter and also realized she has been acting different towards her tank mate. the last few days she has been going after her tank mate almost constantly, especially when i feed them (which is 2 times a day and has always been enough and not a fight between the two until now). when i feed them iíve had to resort to pinching a portion of the food on opposite sides of the tank so they are somewhat away from eachother when they eat because all the sudden they are swarming the food like how coi fish do in a pond ( to the point where the water is viciously moving at the top where they are swarming ) & the darker molly will leave her flakes just to dart after the other molly almost like sheís trying to get her away from the food all together. tonight i looked at them and i realized her belly is almost kind of more squared off bulgy than yesterday morning and it definitely looks a lot different then what she looked like just a week ago even. if she did get pregnant before we got her iím guessing it must have been shortly before we brought her home and doubt she is ďabout to popĒ based on what some of the definite pregnant mollyís looked like in the pics i googled but now that she is all the sudden being more aggressive, and not just from what iíve read mollyís to sometimes be like when they are establishing rank in the tank but almost to a point that iím worried i might have to separate them for the whiter mollies safety... since this is all happening along with her obvious physical changes i figured i would seek advise because being a newbie at this i would definitely need to educate myself on how to keep her healthy during the pregnancy and how to handle the fry and keep them safe so they donít get eaten and stay healthy until i can figure out where to bring them because the two that i have already in my small tank are plenty for this mommy of 3 small kiddos! so i know this question has probably been asked in this forum a million and one times by newbies like myself but seriously... is my dalmatian molly pregnant?!
thanks in advance (& please be nice, i know iím not knowledgeable on this hobby yet at all and have a long way to go in learning all of this but i do enjoy keeping fish and really want to learn and continue to get better at it!)