Male Mollies Going After 1 Female

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HI guys. I have 8 mollies in total (6 female 2 males). I noticed today that both males won't leave 1 female alone. They are only trying to breed with the 1 and ignoring the other 5. Do I need to remove her? Or will she be fine? Is this normal?

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Size - 55gallon
Substrate - sand
Plants - live
Filter - aquaclear
Temp - 77/78F
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8 mollies
5 cory cats (lost 1, will be adding another)
3 octos
 

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I would move her just for safety purposes. Did you buy them all at once or did you get her more recently?
 

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If she is getting ready to drop fry the males will harass her for the chance to father the next spawn.
 
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Fishy McGee said:
I would move her just for safety purposes. Did you buy them all at once or did you get her more recently?
I bought them all together. Ill move her to my 10 gallon tank for now

Mcasella said:
If she is getting ready to drop fry the males will harass her for the chance to father the next spawn.
She doesn't seem pregnant yet. Shes still fairly slI'm like the other females. Could they be going after her since shes a little bigger then the others?
 

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I really wouldn’t worry about, 55 gallons is plenty of space. It’s likely shes not yet pregnant but the others are. Try turning the temp to 74/75.
 

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Princethepurplebetta said:
She doesn't seem pregnant yet. Shes still fairly slI'm like the other females. Could they be going after her since shes a little bigger then the others?
Some females do not get very big before giving birth, but she is releasing hormones that are attracting the males - otherwise they wouldn't be so focused on her.
 

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