Molly fry in my new tank!!!

aquatickeeper
  • #161
Congratulations on your fry!
 
CarrieFisher
  • #162
Congratulations on your fry!

Lol, thank you!
You can imagine my surprise when I took the lid off to feed and then something tiny and wriggling caught my eye! Lol
 
aquatickeeper
  • #163
Lol, thank you!
You can imagine my surprise when I took the lid off to feed and then something tiny and wriggling caught my eye! Lol
Lol, I'm currently caring for about 10 zebra danio fry.
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #164
These were the first and only ones that I've found with the orange markings and blushing. I'm really hoping the fry take on that same coloration, but only time will tell.

If you're near Michigan, I may have some up for grabs in a few months, along with bronze corys, peppered corys, and albino corys .
I'm all the way in South Australia lol but if you want to ship that'd be awesome, I have the space for them
 
BlackTeeShirt
  • #165
I'm all the way in South Australia lol but if you want to ship that'd be awesome, I have the space for them
Well... That's closer to Michigan than... Antarctica?
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #166
Well... That's closer to Michigan than... Antarctica?
Lol do you think youd need a license to send fish over the borders?
 
BlackTeeShirt
  • #167
Lol do you think youd need a license to send fish over the borders?
Hmm, not sure. I wonder how long it would take to go from here to Australia!? That'd be quite the trip for a little swordtail!
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #168
Hmm, not sure. I wonder how long it would take to go from here to Australia!? That'd be quite the trip for a little swordtail!
Well if you want to look into it id be happy to check them out
 
KristineJoh
  • #169
yes if you want to save the fry, keep the lights off with lots of caves until you can get to them, or remove the female keeping the lights off works best for me and i've saved 20 fry

You've saved 20 fry??? How many do they have? I came home and found fry in my tank and was impressed I saved all 5 but I have no idea what a normal amount is and now I'm worried I missed a bunch!
 
KristineJoh
  • #170
HI CarrieFisher I just had (surprise) fry born into a lifeguard (paraguard) situation as well, and I was wondering how that situation worked out for you? I still have one dose (of 5) of the medication left that I'm supposed to add to the tank but I'm hesitant.
Ps. Congrats on the babies!
 
Sarah Laferriere
  • #171
You've saved 20 fry??? How many do they have? I came home and found fry in my tank and was impressed I saved all 5 but I have no idea what a normal amount is and now I'm worried I missed a bunch!
When my fish had fry the first time I didn't even know about it. After the 2nd batch I figured out they all got sucked up the filter my tank had a terrible nitrite spike and I couldn't figure out why. It was the fry in the filter now I have covered all of my filter intakes.
 
CarrieFisher
  • #172
HI CarrieFisher I just had (surprise) fry born into a lifeguard (paraguard) situation as well, and I was wondering how that situation worked out for you? I still have one dose (of 5) of the medication left that I'm supposed to add to the tank but I'm hesitant.
Ps. Congrats on the babies!
HI there!
My 4 appear to be Thriving!
I did discontinue using paraguard, as I was only using it as a two week quarantine treatment, but they're all doing just fine, so it seems
Momma and the DG are moving to the main tank this Wednesday, so then I'll just leave the 4 babies in the quarantine tank without the fry box/net.

How are yours doing?
How many have you got?

Mine either only had 5 (she ate one before I got home with the fry net/box, so now 4), or she got to snacking before I discovered them in the first place
 
KristineJoh
  • #173
CarrieFisher I have 5 isolated and they seem to be doing well so far. But this morning I found another one hiding at the bottom at the tank so I'm going to have to try to save him. My Betta, and a black and orange molly are taking far too much interest for my liking. There is a molly hanging out around the net so I'm wondering if that's the mom. I'm contemplating separating the fry into a different tank or into a breeder net (they're just in a regular net that I had on hand).
 
KristineJoh
  • #174
Oh no! Sarah Laferriere That would be a sad thing to notice!!!
 
Sarah Laferriere
  • #175
Oh no! Sarah Laferriere That would be a sad thing to notice!!!
Yup, I was super sad she's due to have fry again very soon so I'm watching closely.
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #176
You've saved 20 fry??? How many do they have? I came home and found fry in my tank and was impressed I saved all 5 but I have no idea what a normal amount is and now I'm worried I missed a bunch!
their first batch is between 1-15 and then eventually they work up to having up to 100.
I saved 14 my first round, 3 my second and 3 my third
 
FishL:))
  • #177

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The Mommy Molly lives here I had an inspector at the house today and he said it's the cleanest tank he's ever seen such a compliment. My house is trashed but my tank is clean


She's pretty ruthless, I'd be super nervous she'd hurt my adopted fry babies

What a gorgeous tank!!!! Did you buy or make the stand?
 
CarrieFisher
  • #178
So tricky!
I wish I knew if the 5 I saw were the only ones
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #179
So tricky!
I wish I knew if the 5 I saw were the only ones

mothers are very hungry after birth, it is likely she ate the majority.
 
CarrieFisher
  • #180
mothers are very hungry after birth, it is likely she ate the majority.
Ive read that, but ive also read that "first time molly moms" can have single digit pregnancies, and I have noooooo way of knowing that! Lol
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #181
Ive read that, but ive also read that "first time molly moms" can have single digit pregnancies, and I have noooooo way of knowing that! Lol
yes that's true, their first birth is between 1-15. do you know if this is her first birth?
 
CarrieFisher
  • #182
That's part of what I was saying in my previous post, she's finishing up a 2 week quarantine bc I just got her.
There's literally no way that I could know that.
She was the prettiest and thinnest molly in the tank, I thought for sure that she wouldNT be preggo
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #183
That's part of what I was saying in my previous post, she's finishing up a 2 week quarantine bc I just got her.
There's literally no way that I could know that.
She was the prettiest and thinnest molly in the tank, I thought for sure that she wouldNT be preggo
Well if she's just given birth, for the next 6 months you could be seeing more fry sorry to say
 
CarrieFisher
  • #184
say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!!!!!
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #185
say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!!!!!
Mollies store sperm for up to 6 months and each month they have a new batch of fry.
 
CarrieFisher
  • #186
That's insanity!!!! Lol
Are the odds of more fry happening better or worse?
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #187
That's insanity!!!! Lol
Are the odds of more fry happening better or worse?
Well if she had fry after you moved her into a new tank so soon, then id say shes very comfy where she is and will definitely be having more.
does she have a gravid spot?
 
CarrieFisher
  • #188
Had to google what what was...
No, shes a creamsicle, and her belly is white, doesn't appear to be dark at all; ill have to keep my eye on her
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #189
Did she have a gravid spot when you first got her? It could be her colouration that doesn't allow you to see it
 
CarrieFisher
  • #190
I honestly didn't notice anything large/roundish or overtly pregnant about her. That's whyyyyyy I liked her, lol

Are mollies generally very active? She seems like she needs a Xanax!! Lol
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #191
I honestly didn't notice anything large/roundish or overtly pregnant about her. That's whyyyyyy I liked her, lol

Are mollies generally very active? She seems like she needs a Xanax!! Lol
Mollies are EXTREMELY active, they never stop! I can barely get mine to settle down for sleep ahah
 
CarrieFisher
  • #192
Well, that's good to know, I was beginning to think mine was just neurotic, lol


Shes in quarantine with a male dg and they are budddddddies now!
They hang out in the cave together!!
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #193
Well, that's good to know, I was beginning to think mine was just neurotic, lol


Shes in quarantine with a male dg and they are budddddddies now!
They hang out in the cave together!!
That's so cute
 
KristineJoh
  • #194
My mollies are super active too. When they have the tank lights on.
I was able to save the 6th fry! I have a breeder tank for them and they seem happy. But they can save sperm for 6 months!!!!

I looked for a Gravid spot on my suspected mother. All of my females are a week and a half new to me from the pet store. I think the mom is a Dalmatian. She seems to be the one that just wants to sit next to the fry.

At what age can you put fry from a breeder tank back in with the main tank to free up the breeder tank for the possibility of more fry?
 
KristineJoh
  • #195
their first batch is between 1-15 and then eventually they work up to having up to 100.
I saved 14 my first round, 3 my second and 3 my third
100!!!
How do their little bodies hold that many! I think I would have to let my fish eat them at that point. I would not be able to save that many. I have a 10 gallon and a 5 gallon tank.
 
Sarah Laferriere
  • #196
100!!!
How do their little bodies hold that many! I think I would have to let my fish eat them at that point. I would not be able to save that many. I have a 10 gallon and a 5 gallon tank.
I couldn't keep that many either.
 
Balkaran0006
  • #197
It also depends on that individual fish. My large female molly only has 15 fry every time she gives birth but they are huge!! I also have female mollies that are smaller but have 80 fry!!!
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #198
My mollies are super active too. When they have the tank lights on.
I was able to save the 6th fry! I have a breeder tank for them and they seem happy. But they can save sperm for 6 months!!!!

I looked for a Gravid spot on my suspected mother. All of my females are a week and a half new to me from the pet store. I think the mom is a Dalmatian. She seems to be the one that just wants to sit next to the fry.

At what age can you put fry from a breeder tank back in with the main tank to free up the breeder tank for the possibility of more fry?
It depends on your judgement, it's not really an age but more a size you just need to make sure they're not gonna get eaten whole
 
Cori Elizabeth
  • #199
100!!!
How do their little bodies hold that many! I think I would have to let my fish eat them at that point. I would not be able to save that many. I have a 10 gallon and a 5 gallon tank.
your girl won't get to 100 but her belly just keeps getting bigger and bigger each pregnancy
 
FishWhishes
  • #200
Lol, I'm currently caring for about 10 zebra danio fry.

What do you feed your zebra danio fry? I'm looking to breed my zebra danios soon and I'm not sure if I should use infusoria or if there is a specific food I should try.
 
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