Is my Molly pregnant?

devsi

Looking at pictures of pregnant Mollies online, she looks pregnant to me.... She was even nice enough to show her belly to the camera!

If she is pregnant, when should I move her to my QT so the fry don't get eaten?

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YellowGuppy

I'm much more familiar with guppies than mollies, but my general rule of thumb is that if she's a livebearer, she's pregnant!

The biggest tip for getting fry to survive is hiding places, and well-fed adults. The more plants, the more places you'll have for fry to escape, as well as forage. Looks like you're well set up!
 

devsi

but my general rule of thumb is that if she's a livebearer, she's pregnant!
Haha! Very true!
The biggest tip for getting fry to survive is hiding places, and well-fed adults. The more plants, the more places you'll have for fry to escape, as well as forage. Looks like you're well set up!

I'm actually planning on moving her to a QT/birth tank, as I have Angelfish and Dwarf Chichlids who will eat the fry, and I want the first lot to survive.

Do you think it'd be a good idea to move her to her own tank now?
 

YellowGuppy

If you've got a cycled tank that's hospitable to a fish that size, you might as well transfer over sooner rather than later. Stressing out a pregnant mama fish can interrupt the process and you can lose a batch of babies if you cause too much stress right around when she's ready to drop.
 

devsi

If you've got a cycled tank that's hospitable to a fish that size, you might as well transfer over sooner rather than later. Stressing out a pregnant mama fish can interrupt the process and you can lose a batch of babies if you cause too much stress right around when she's ready to drop.

Yeah - I've got a QT just sitting there doing nothing at the moment :)

I'll move her over! Thank you for the help!
 

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