I’m An Idiot

ron j

My pregnant molly gave birth today while I was at church. I wasn’t home to put her in a breeding net to hold the fry, and I’m assuming they were eaten. I’ve been keeping an eye out for survivors but so far nothing. .
 

BottomDweller

I'm sure you'll get more soon enough
 

Platylover

Females give birth to 50-100 every month for 6-12 months after last contact with male. So the chances of you not having another batch are rather slim. If you want to increase survival rates add some floating plants or the fake breeder plants to the top of the tank.

I’m not quite sure why you’d feel like an idiot though. Females can give birth at about any time once boxed, so it’s not unlikely you may miss it if you have other things to do.
 

Ravenahra

If you have a planted tank, they might not all be dead. If you don't have a planted tank, then I would suggest you add plants to your tank.

I didn't want my molly fry to survive but I have 2 fairly large apongontens that they used to full advantage. Two not only survived but are now almost 1/2 inch long so I've had to accept that I have 2 new mollies.

Mollies are tough fish and so are the fry. I still have no clue how my 2 babies survived. I didn't change my feeding schedule, didn't feed the tank more, didnt't put on 'baby fish' food, didnt remove them from their parents' tank but they've survived. I didn't do anything to help them other than have a planted tank which I did for the looks and the adults not the babies.

I did my best to not get attached to them, kind if hoping they'd die but I've now accepted that they're here for the long term...I'm actually kind of curious about how one will look when she grows up. One is definitely poor silver molly. But the other sometimes looks like she has either black stripes or black spots more like a tiger than a dalmation. She's still tiny and they're faint and hard to see but I'm, now, kind of looking forward to what she'll look like when she gets older.
 

ron j

I'm sure you'll get more soon enough
I hope so!
Females give birth to 50-100 every month for 6-12 months after last contact with male. So the chances of you not having another batch are rather slim. If you want to increase survival rates add some floating plants or the fake breeder plants to the top of the tank.

I’m not quite sure why you’d feel like an idiot though. Females can give birth at about any time once boxed, so it’s not unlikely you may miss it if you have other things to do.
Ik ik I just wish I could have saved the fry.
If you have a planted tank, they might not all be dead. If you don't have a planted tank, then I would suggest you add plants to your tank.

I didn't want my molly fry to survive but I have 2 fairly large apongontens that they used to full advantage. Two not only survived but are now almost 1/2 inch long so I've had to accept that I have 2 new mollies.

Mollies are tough fish and so are the fry. I still have no clue how my 2 babies survived. I didn't change my feeding schedule, didn't feed the tank more, didnt't put on 'baby fish' food, didnt remove them from their parents' tank but they've survived. I didn't do anything to help them other than have a planted tank which I did for the looks and the adults not the babies.

I did my best to not get attached to them, kind if hoping they'd die but I've now accepted that they're here for the long term...I'm actually kind of curious about how one will look when she grows up. One is definitely poor silver molly. But the other sometimes looks like she has either black stripes or black spots more like a tiger than a dalmation. She's still tiny and they're faint and hard to see but I'm, now, kind of looking forward to what she'll look like when she gets older.
I have artificial plants, and lots of them. All levels of my tank have lots of cover. I spotted 1 fry this morning, but I’m not sure if it’s still alive or not.
 

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