Pregnant Molly

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by Cranky turtle, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Cranky turtleNew MemberMember

    hello all, I hope you can help me determine if my white molly is pregnant and how far. I swear she's been looking like this for maybe 30 days now. I think she is but then she doesn't seems that big and it's been at least a month now...shouldn't she be dropping already? Thank you

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  2. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I don't see the gravid spot in this picture but she does look a little large.
  3. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Some Mollys will not show a gravid spot, mine did not show a spot and she probably lasted a month pregnant.
    What are you feeding it? Sometimes overfeeding can make their bellys go big and when they poop it all out they look small again. Try fasting for a day or two if possible and see if she loses the belly, if she does not then she is probably pregnant and I would move her to a separate tank so the males leave her alone.
  4. Cranky turtleNew MemberMember

    These are another two pics. I did the fasting twice this past month but looks like her belly is still this size...however, my concern is I thought it would get much bigger since it has been 30 days and yes she's in the birthing tank...

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  5. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Weird... her belly does look big but again my full grown female molly is also fat all the time.
    Did you just move her recently? Stress may make them abort but I dont think that is the case.
    I would not worry about it, let nature be free, if she is pregnant she should drop sooner or later, the tank looks heavily planted too which is good as she will be able to hide and be in peace while giving birth.
  6. Cranky turtleNew MemberMember

    Thank you all

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