Is There Something Wrong With My Molly?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Vortexed, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Vortexed

    Vortexed Valued Member Member

    Hello!

    I got this feeling that theres something wrong with my Golden Molly... I dont know why, its just an instinct of mine. Heres a picture. (She always had a big belly since I got her.)

    Molly.jpg
     
  2. malowmar

    malowmar Valued Member Member

    I'm no expert, but she may be pregnant. How long have you had her?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Vortexed

    Vortexed Valued Member Member

    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.
     
  4. malowmar

    malowmar Valued Member Member

    You might have bought her already pregnant. Their gestation period is around 60 days so it is possible.
     
  5. Balkaran0006

    Balkaran0006 Valued Member Member

    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!!
     
  6. w

    wem21 Well Known Member Member

    I used to have mollies, and she is very definitely pregnant. Ideally yu want a seperate tank for thr fry, but if you dont have one just try to put the babies into a net that just floats around so they dont get eaten by their parent.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Vortexed

    Vortexed Valued Member Member

    The reason im skeptical about this is because the molly already had some babys a couple weeks ago.
     
  8. w

    wem21 Well Known Member Member

    ... Is it the same fish? If yes then maybe the moly decided to space out her babies???
     
  9. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylah Well Known Member Member

    Agreed.
     
  10. Balkaran0006

    Balkaran0006 Valued Member Member

    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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