Is my Mollie pregnant?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by TwoTonedTanker, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

    I can't tell


    Female

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    This is my male

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    Both mollies

    Thanks!!

    I don't get it!

    :(
     
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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think lyretail males can't reproduce because of their elongated gonopodium. How long ago did you get her, and was she with other males there?
     
  3. OP
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    TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

    There was a male in the tank, white non lyre tail, he passed away recently, but he could have done something...
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Then she might be. Time will tell.
     




  5. octavio

    octavioValued MemberMember

    Lyre tail mollies, both male and female, come from male and female lyre tail mollies. So, the male's gonopodium works just fine. Your female is most likely gravid . . . or soon will be. Good luck.
     
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    TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Can you get a side pic of your male? If he has an elongated gonopodium, he won't be able to breed with your female. Lyretail males are often bred from lyretail females and non-lyretail males
     
  8. OP
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    TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

    Ok!

    If I can find him...

    He's on the house in the middle

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    It also could have been my deceased male
     
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  9. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I can't tell very easily from the pic (it won't let me see the pic bigger), but does your male look like this one?
    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/fish-id-help/155109-female-male-mollies.html

    If so, he has an elongated gonopodium and can't breed. Your other male probably got her pregnant though, if he didn't have an elongated gonopodium.

    Not all lyretail molly males have elongated gonopodiums, but some do, and they can't breed because of it.
     
  10. OP
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    TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

    The deceased male did not have an elongated gonopodium...

    Lol
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I meant the one pictured (male that's still alive), though as already mentioned, it's entirely possible that the other male mated with her before he died.
     
  12. OP
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    TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

    The current male has an elongated gonopodium
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You might need to rehome him eventually. With 4 angels in the tank your mollies are going to be cramped, and he might harass the female trying to mate with her (he doesn't know he won't be successful).
     
  14. Molly105

    Molly105Valued MemberMember

    Yeah always have at least 2 females per male
     
  15. OP
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    TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTankerValued MemberMember

    Ok...
    :(
    Poor fish
     




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