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Hi, is my Molly pregnant? Thanks.
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HI is my Molly pregnant and if so is there anything I can do to make sure she has a successful birth? Thanks.
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Usually with the commonly available livebearers, if the females have ever been with a male, it is pregnant. So yours most likely is.
 
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FishFish221 said:
Usually with the commonly available livebearers, if the females have ever been with a male, it is pregnant. So yours most likely is.
Thanks, how long will it take to give birth?
 

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Most likely around 3 weeks.
 
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FishFish221 said:
Most likely around 3 weeks.
Is that based on her size or how long it takes all fish?

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Is that based on her size or how long it takes all fish?
To elaborate is that based on the size of her underside
 

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Better hurry up and plan the wedding! I mean rapido!!!
 

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SBarrett312 said:
Is that based on her size or how long it takes all fish?
Based on the size of her belly, since it isn't really as large as if she is going to give birth in a week or so, but also looks like shes been pregnant for some time. Though, for individuals, it can vary.
 
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FishFish221 said:
Based on the size of her belly, since it isn't really as large as if she is going to give birth in a week or so, but also looks like shes been pregnant for some time. Though, for individuals, it can vary.
Thanks
 

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You could put it in a separate tank
 

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Leave her in the tank. Moving her can cause her to hold or even abort the fry.
 
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lilabug4545 said:
Leave her in the tank. Moving her can cause her to hold or even abort the fry.
Should I put her in one of those plastic nurseries?
 

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Should I put her in one of those plastic nurseries?
Do not move her. I've been breeding mollies for a while now and your best bet is to leave her where she is and have a lot of hiding spots in the tank, but ESPECIALLY have floating plants. Fry's first instinct when born, is to swim to the surface, and if you have floating plants, they can hide from predators there--even the mother will try to eat them. To make sure she has a successful drop (fry birth) keep up with weekly water changes, keep the water warm, and feed her 2x a day. She may drop her fry in 30 days, she may drop them in 60. Depends on how long she's been storing sperm. When they are dropped, you will see a whole bunch of them at the surface looking up at you (so cute!) Just net them out and put them in a separate cycled tank, or put them in a breeder net/box. If you have more than 20, I suggest another tank! Hope this helps you!
 
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