Lyretail Molly Preggers? Help

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Makenna L, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Makenna LNew MemberMember

    Is this a female? And is it pregnant? It recently got plump like this. None of my others are like this. I don’t overfeed. Water is clean and parameters are A Ok.

    Help? IMG_8564.JPG

  2. jabear1001New MemberMember

    I suggest you take a look at this article. I can't see your molly's tail in the photo, so try using the article yourself to help determine your molly's gender.

  3. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    Why do you need to see it's tail? It's a female. Gonapodium is clear and present.
  4. Makenna LNew MemberMember

    Do you believe she is pregnant? Or sick?

    According to that article, my other Molly is a male.
  5. jabear1001New MemberMember

    Sorry. I'm not an expert. Good luck with your Marine Biology degree, though!
  6. Makenna LNew MemberMember

    Alright. No need to be snippy you both.

    I just need help with my fishy. I humbly ask for you to keep the peace :)

    Thank you.
  7. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    I wasn't trying to be sarcastic or confrontational, I'm sorry, I was genuinely asking why.

    It looks preggers to me. Post a picture of the male and I can help confirm.
  8. jabear1001New MemberMember

    Sorry about that. I did some research for you, and it looks like your molly might be pregnant. I think you have a Gold Dust Molly. You should keep an eye out for these signs:

    1. Your molly may move slower, eat more, and avoid other fish
    2. See if there is a small, black triangle near the anal vent (from what I see in your picture, it looks like its there) The anal vent in above the anal fin
    3. Your molly's stomach will expand
    4. The spot near the anal vent should get a little bigger.

    I hope this is helpful. I am not an expert, so I apologize if I turn out to be wrong. Good luck and I hope you enjoy having more mollies.

    Sorry. I wasn't trying to sound rude. I read you are getting a degree in marine biology and I was just congratulating you. Just a misunderstanding
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 25, 2018
  9. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Posted in your other thread. It looks like a male with balloon genes
  10. Makenna LNew MemberMember

    No problem at all! I got you.

    Here’s a pic of the male. IMG_8645.JPG

    Sorry for the bad quality. He WOULD NOT stop moving

    Thank you! And yes congrats! Marine biology is phenomenal
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 25, 2018
  11. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, a male. I'm only responding to this specific thread now, I'll get confused. You have a male and female Gold Dust Lyretail Molly. No balloon genes, it's likely pregnant. Balloon Mollies are born like that, they don't randomly blow up. Notice the male has a sharp point at the end of the gonapodium, where as the female is not pointed.

    Thanks by the way, friends!
  12. Makenna LNew MemberMember

    I think so too. I’ll let everyone know if I end up with a bunch of babies or a dead fish.

    Let’s hope for the first part.
    Thanks for all the help everyone

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