What's This On My Molly?

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    MollyGuy82 New Member Member

    Greeting Fish Enthusiasts,

    I've noticed a white long tube-like at the back my Black Molly going for a week now. Is that a sign of constipation or hemorrhoids (if that is even possible?) I rotate feeding them with frozen bloodworms and brine every 2-3 days. I give them boiled peas on Sundays. Has anyone seen something like this before? See picture attached.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    Birthing tubes is what I'm thinking they r!
     
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    MollyGuy82 New Member Member

    Strange. Ive had plenty of baby mollies in the past Ive never noticed any birthing tubes with my other Mollies. I have 6 female mollies and 2 males.
     
  4. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    Not all mollies show birthing tubes.
     
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    MollyGuy82 New Member Member

    Well, thats more a reasonable explanation than fish-hemorrhoids.
    Sweet, more little Fry to donate to my LFS.
     
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    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    Out of my 13, only 2 do.
     
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    MollyGuy82 New Member Member

    So, roughly how long before she delivers a new set of fries?
     
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    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    If you want the answer quickly then maybe someone else will answer, I have to wait until Rocky or Polka dot give birth to know.
     
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    MollyGuy82 New Member Member

    Let me rephrase, Roughly how long did your Molly go into labour after the birthing tube appeared? I just need an estimate so that I could put her into another tank prior to her having her babies.
     
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    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    Okay. Errm I would say 4 days to a week. I'm no expert but that's about right.
     
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    MollyGuy82 New Member Member

    Sooo... My Molly should be due anytime now. Ive noticed that birthing tube last week. Thank you!!!