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Thanks, how long will it take to give birth?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.
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.SBarrett312 said:Is that based on her size or how long it takes all fish?
ThanksFishFish221 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.
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!SBarrett312 said:Should I put her in one of those plastic nurseries?