Is My Mollie Pregnant?

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  1. JasmineMcG

    JasmineMcGValued MemberMember

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    Got her a few days ago. Shes in a 20 gallon tank. Is she pregnant ?
     

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    This Mollie looks pregnant- not 100-percent sure, though. Good luck!
     
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    endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

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    Looks like a pregnant balloon molly there ;) Female livebearers from the store always get pregnant as they mix them with males. She will remain pregnant for about 6 months even if you don't have any males, and she'll keep dropping fry every month or so. Have fun!
     
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    JasmineMcGValued MemberMember

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    Shes a silver molly, or supposed to be
     
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    PatientStarsValued MemberMember

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    Are you talking about the one on the right? That's a balloon molly. She could be pregnant, but honestly, they just look like that. I had 3. Unfortunately, they don't always live long as they are very inbred to get that body shape and are more likely to get diseases. I found that out the hard way. :(
     
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    JasmineMcGValued MemberMember

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    That's why i didn't want balloons. She was with all the silvers and isn't quite as funny shaped as the balloons they had. Although i don't deny they could've messed up lol gave me the wrong fish dangit I didn't notice till i got her home of course
     
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    PatientStarsValued MemberMember

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    Yeah, looks like they gave you a balloon by accident. Hate when that happens.
     
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    JasmineMcGValued MemberMember

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    How big do silver mollies usually get? I also have a dalmatian molly and that one seems much bigger then the silvers
     
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    I'm not sure, but I don't think the color variant usually has much to do with their size. I believe they are essentially all the same fish, though they can have different tail types which may affect their appearance. The silver mollies you got could just be juveniles which would explain why they're smaller than the dalmatian. And any balloon mollies, who all have that stubby, rounded body, will always be smaller than other mollies.
     
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