Minimum age that Mollies will breed?

  1. LeeBabcock Initiate Member

    Recently, a friend of mine gave me a pregnant mollie as I had a small unused tank. Put her in and a few days later she had about a dozen young. A few days later and she had another batch. That was 8 weeks ago and she had another 5 or 6 the other day.
    I've been trying to find out how old they have to be to breed? No one seems to know and I've searched the net without any success.
    The reason for my question is that two of the first born now seem to be pregnant. Is this possible at this age?
    Regards
    Lee in Toronto
     
  2. Jason Well Known Member Member

    I think it is in the vicinity of 3 months
     

  3. vin Well Known Member Member

    Livebearers can start at around 3 months!
     

  4. 0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

    I thought it was younger than that, but I dunno. If they look pregnant, they probably are! ;)
     

  5. vin Well Known Member Member

    Not sure - but everything I've read says around 3 months....