Is There Something Wrong With My Molly?

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Hello!

I got this feeling that there's something wrong with my Golden Molly... I don't know why, its just an instinct of mine. Heres a picture. (She always had a big belly since I got her.)

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I'm no expert, but she may be pregnant. How long have you had her?
 
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malowmar said:
I'm no expert, but she may be pregnant. How long have you had her?
About a month. I transfered her to a bigger tank around a week ago. The only thing she could really breed with in my tank is swordtail, which I got about over a week ago aswell. And she always had a big belly the day I got her.
 

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You might have bought her already pregnant. Their gestation period is around 60 days so it is possible.
 

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If she is pregnant it's definitely from before as she can't breed with the swordtail. Also like said above mollies can hold their fry for up to 60 days!!
 

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I used to have mollies, and she is very definitely pregnant. Ideally yu want a separate tank for thr fry, but if you don't have one just try to put the babies into a net that just floats around so they don't get eaten by their parent.
 
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I used to have mollies, and she is very definitely pregnant. Ideally yu want a separate tank for thr fry, but if you don't have one just try to put the babies into a net that just floats around so they don't get eaten by their parent.
The reason I'm skeptical about this is because the molly already had some babys a couple weeks ago.
 

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The reason I'm skeptical about this is because the molly already had some babys a couple weeks ago.
... Is it the same fish? If yes then maybe the moly decided to space out her babies???
 

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She could possibly just have a really short gestation period!? But it usually takes mollies a little longer until they give birth.
 

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