Molly About To Burst? Question

  1. J

    JustRo New Member Member

    DF62AFE7-955A-49FE-B432-9E4049B339C0.jpeg I have a molly that is still very young and it looks like she is about to burst! She was bred from a creamsicle lyretale molly and a dalmation molly so I’m not sure it shes pregnant or somehow a balloon Molly.
    She is only an inch big with a very round belly
    I feed the fry Omega One fish flakes and they are in a 30 gallon tank
    Please help
     
  2. BiggerIsBetta

    BiggerIsBetta Valued Member Member

    Yes she's pregnant and about to give birth. If you want to keep the fry you can separate her into a separate breeder box or something similar. She looks more like a guppy, though
     
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    J

    JustRo New Member Member

    It is a molly and she has a sailfin and lyretail. But she was just born a few months ago so its really strange she is pregnant.
    I had a molly that was 1 year old and she died giving birth.
     


  4. BiggerIsBetta

    BiggerIsBetta Valued Member Member

    Livebearers will breed very soon after birth, sometimes just 2-3 months
     
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    J

    JustRo New Member Member

    She died.
     
  6. BiggerIsBetta

    BiggerIsBetta Valued Member Member

    Really? Were you switching the water in her container?
     
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    JustRo New Member Member

    I didnt do anything except move her into a mesh breeder box for the “fry.”

    But when I looked at her it looked more like dropsy actually... Her scales were kind of protruding but not a lot.
     
  8. BiggerIsBetta

    BiggerIsBetta Valued Member Member

    They were? That looked like pregnancy.. Huh.. Just watch for other signs of that in other fishes.
     
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    JustRo New Member Member

    Her bladder looked very strange also, like swollen and reddish
     
  10. BiggerIsBetta

    BiggerIsBetta Valued Member Member

    The swim bladder of a fish stretches across the entire caudal area, and in the picture of looks normal.
     
  11. AQUA_LOVER

    AQUA_LOVER Valued Member Member

    I find that dropsy starts to look like pregnancy before the fish starts pineconing. I had a problem for a while and it turned out to be camallanus worm. Just watch out for any other signs of sickness.