Molly Babies

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Sam999

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Hey in my ten gallon i have two female mollies, and one male. Today when I was doing a water change a found a baby mollie(it's name is Zippy he has his own tank now) but what happened was i had went right into the middle of her giving birth( her vent was red and releasing discharge). When i came back half an hour later to see if there were and more i couldn't see any and she wasn't bloated? Would my platies eat them? I had the filter off and and lots of cover. This has happened before because if i had really fat mollie then they would slim down but there would be no babies. Can anyone explain my missing babies?
 

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would they eat the fry? Definitely.

Fry are also excellent hiders, so if there are any hiding places in the tank then there may be a few more.

Keep checking, sometimes it takes several hours to deliver completely, even when she looks slimmed down.
 
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Okay thanks i will update soon
 

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I assumed that you mean cover as like plants???
You need to float some bushy plant above if you want more frys
I found that most frys prefer plants that are floating on top.

My Sailfin molly has yet to gave birth but the platy had given birth every month since I got them in late April!
Had given the first batch (10 juvenile).
Am waiting for the second batch to grow bigger before giving them away.
 
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