Molly- Is She Even Pregnant?

Brittany Rismiller

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I've been told both yes and no. I had her in a breeder box overnight and no fry yet. I took her out this morning even though I do think she's pregnant. I want to save some fry, I have an opaline gourami who I know will eat the fry and my serpae tetras probably will too. I do know it's a female by the analfin. I think her birthing tube is sticking out, too. What do I need to do?!
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If you want to save all the babies maybe you could just move her over to the tank you are going to move the fry to after they are born. Just be sure to add some floating plants they can hide in until you remove her.

Their grow out tank would be a lot more comfortable for her than one of those breeder boxes and she would be more apt to go ahead and give birth. Lots of times females will either hold the babies or abort them because of the stress the box causes.

If you just want to save a few of them just leave her where she is most comfortable. Some of the fry will be smart enough to evade the other fish. They are very good at finding hiding places if the places are there for them to find.
 
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