Pregnant Molly

  1. NAC1999

    NAC1999 Member Member

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    I just got a new black molly from the store and the employee told me she was pregnant. I obviously have no idea how long she's been pregnant. I have a 10 gallon tank with other mollies already. Any advice for caring for this fish and then ultimately the babies? By the way, I'm 10 yrs old but my dad said I could ask this forum to get more information.
    Thanks!!;D YAY! baby mollies! We got a breeder tank and crushed up fish flakes. So far so good their very healthy What else should I do?:-\
     


  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    Welcome to Fishlore NAC999!


    If you want to keep the babies, then you'll want to put them in a breeders net when they're born. If not, the parents will get rid of them for you.

    Right before the female gives birth, her stomach will look like she swallowed a box.

    Hope this helps and please keep us posted.
     


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    NAC1999

    NAC1999 Member Member

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    Moly

    How do I take care of newly born black mollies?!( Fedding,moving,growing,ect).
     
  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    welcome to fishlore!!(if i havent already)
    if you can get a breeder net, that would be best...otherwise, they could be a snack to any other fish..even mom and dad.....they will eat any crushed up flakes..almost powder like

    good luck!

    EDIT: Ive merged your posts so members dont get confused on advice already offered :) you only need one post for each topic
     
  5. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    Great advice from Shawnie!

    You can keep them in the breeders net until they're too big to fit in the other fishes mouths. I'm not sure, but I think it's around a month old, but hopefully someone will chime in that can tell you for sure.
     
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    Thanks! That was very helpful!