I GOT FRY BUT WAS EATEN!!! HELP!

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Hi good day! Can anybody help me pleeeeeeeeeease... One of my molly gave birth to three fry(s) yesterday... but she ate right away! :'( She's so fast that she didn't gave me time to separate her from the fry(s)... I was just wondering if that was only the first batch... will she gave birth again once more...? coz the black spot in her tummy is still there.... i dunno if she's still pregnant.... could somebody help me please... ???
 

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She should have a second batch soon. My guppy gave a second batch the next day.
 
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wow! THANK YOU SO MUCH.... so u mean, the black spot means, she still have fry to pop? that sounds great! thanks! if that so, how would i know if she's no longer pregnant? ???
 

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You'll know when her stomach gets back to it's normal size.. consider getting some floating plants for the fry to hide in until they're big enough to stop being fast-food for the adults, or even a small(3-5 gal.) tank that you can transfer the fry to the moment you notice any.
 

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Is your girl still pregnant? If so, we found that using flat marbles (like people put in vases) instead of gravel for the bottom of the tank gives fry extra hiding spots.. that and planting a whole bunch of plants real close together. Maybe feed your molly a little more than usual too, just not too much more. We've only had platy fry, but these tips have helped us save more fry and hopefully would help with your Molly if she's still pregnant.
 

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Sometimes the female will just eat them as fast as they pop out. When she is back to normal size, she is no longer preggo. As mentioned above, it would be a good idea to get some floating plants or breeding grass.
 

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But I thought that female livebeareres after ginving birth, weren't hungry for about 12 hours, in the wild/aquarium that is enough time for the fry to go and hide.
Tom
 

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Tom said:
But I thought that female livebeareres after ginving birth, weren't hungry for about 12 hours, in the wild/aquarium that is enough time for the fry to go and hide.
Tom
I've read that too, but our little platy Daisy was as hungry as ever after dropping her fry.
 

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Also know that your fish can stay pregnant for up to a year...So she may give birth for a month, then not show any sign of pregnancy and then all of the sudden, the gravid spot is back and you're a grandma again.....LOL!!
 
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