A few molly fry maturity questions

ladygodiva35

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How old must they be to be considered adults?

Right now mine are two weeks old. I don't want anymore babies for awhile!
When should I separate the fry males from the females and what age will I be able to tell the gender?
 

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I believe mollies can become mature in anywhere from 4 months to a year or more depending on the environment they are raised in, what they are fed, etc. Generally the younger fish cannot produce viable fry, but I would say separating them at about 3-4 months would be a safe bet if you can sex them at that point.
 

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Depending upon how many times your Molly has had fry, she could have fry every month for several more months without any contact with a male. Great, ain't it?

I've read that fry can be sexually mature at 3 months but I've also read of people who had males that didn't develop gonopodium until 9 months.

-Lisa
 

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