Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by TwoTonedTanker, Jun 13, 2016.
I can't tell
This is my male
I don't get it!
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?
There was a male in the tank, white non lyre tail, he passed away recently, but he could have done something...
Then she might be. Time will tell.
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.
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
If I can find him...
He's on the house in the middle
It also could have been my deceased male
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?
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.
The deceased male did not have an elongated gonopodium...
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.
The current male has an elongated gonopodium
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).
Yeah always have at least 2 females per male
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