Pregnany lyretail molly

Discussion in 'Molly' started by aa0594, Jul 18, 2015.

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    aa0594 New Member Member

    Is there any way to tell how long this fish has been pregnant?
     
  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    No not really. Do you know when she was last in a tank with males? You could count from then.

    Carol
     
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    aa0594 New Member Member

    I actually bought her today. She is swimming all over the tank.
    Will she stay near the bottom when shes about to gove birth?
     
  4. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Some do and some don't. She will get huge and kind of squared off in front when she gets ready to deliver. I've had them deliver 28 to 35 days.

    If you have lots of plants real or artificial you will have more survive. Even mom will eat her fry so hiding places will save the babies.

    Carol
     
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    aa0594 New Member Member

    One of my mollies gave birth last week and even with hiding places and a lot of plants, the fry were gone in 2 weeks. I have a 5 gallon ready for the fry. I guess i will just have to wait.
     




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