My swordtail molly stabbing with sword??
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » My swordtail molly stabbing with sword??

My swordtail molly stabbing with sword??

This is a discussion on My swordtail molly stabbing with sword?? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I have 3 swordtail mollies in my tank one female two males.. with other fish.. but the female looks a little pregnant kinda fat ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Boesemann
Boesemann
Yoyo Loach
Yoyo Loach
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
My swordtail molly stabbing with sword??
Old 05-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
 
DjBootleg's Avatar
 
My swordtail molly stabbing with sword??

I have 3 swordtail mollies in my tank one female two males.. with other fish.. but the female looks a little pregnant kinda fat n a big black spot near her rear. They never really interacted but just today I saw her hiding and the male would come after her backwards and try n touch her with his tale??? WTF??? Any ideas????
DjBootleg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
 
Sam Crow's Avatar
 
Perhaps it's always escaped me, but is there such a thing as a swordtail molly? There are mollies and there are swordtails (two different fish), but I've never heard of a swordtail molly. I have lyretail molly and sailfin molly, but (to my recollection) have never seen a swordtail molly. Are you sure it's not just a swordtail fish confused with a molly?

Anyway, just because you've never seen them interact, doesn't mean they don't. Some fish mate at night/low light.

I've had one Dalmatian Molly female for 6 months with no males in the tank. She got bloated and big. I thought she was just fat or overfed. She ended up having 3 fry (that I found). I later found out that some female fish can hold/store seamen for a long time from just one encounter with a male, inseminating themselves at a later date. She must have mated with a male in the tank at the fish store and held the sperm until later and inseminated herself. I'm sure others here can better educate us on that interesting fact.

Last edited by Sam Crow; 05-10-2012 at 10:48 PM..
Sam Crow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Molly & Swordtail "chemistry" - HELP! Deztrukshun Livebearers 2 06-29-2011 02:06 PM
Getting PH up for molly/sword babies? Swords and Mollies Livebearers 2 08-22-2009 12:44 PM
R.I.P. Molly Our Swordtail squidward Fish Memorials 1 02-28-2009 11:25 PM
potential molly/swordtail hybrids Falina Livebearers 3 04-03-2007 04:01 AM
Red Male Swordtail + Black Female Swordtail = ? The Dude Fish Breeding 5 03-17-2007 10:44 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 PM.