Am hoping someone will be able to assist
I had a pair of black molly's male and female and i came home from work this morning to find she has died i have managed to find one fry and am unable to catch another that i have found in the tank.I only spotted the one i saved due to my large angel fish trying to eat it, I know there is definatley at least another one in the tank but as small as they are they swim very fast which hopefully it will survive. how can i see if there are more and how do i catch them ??anyway back to the female it is not the first time she has given borth to fry and i did manage to save 10 of the last lot and have put them in a smaller tank to grow and then give 6 to my partner once they are big enough to sex.
My question is
Could she have died giving bith??
I did try and put her in a birthing pod a week ago as i knew she was about due ( due to size of her) but she got very stressed as did the male so i released her back inot the community where she did perk up and both seemed very content the male molly is it seems looking for her and he was hovering around her when i got home and removed her dead body,
Naturally i am upset that she died and am now worried that he will die from missing her ( is this possible) or is it my own human emotions thinking this.
I dont want to buy another female as when i put my other fry back into the tank i do not want to be over run with them.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions