Originally Posted by yyankeeyankeefan
The spot everyone refers to is a large spot. When you look at a pregnant fish from its tail fin you can see it. I wouldn't call it a spot either it Is very good sized. I find it easier to spOt on swords and guppies.
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Thank you for that. I always was looking for a little spot finding myself when it was feeding time looking underneath her so I could see if she had one. My silver molly in my other tank I am not sure if she is sterile or what but she and my black male mated in the beginning of January and still no babies from her. She has gotten a little plumper but nothing major.
When I brought her home in December she had babies that night. I am assuming from the stress of the transfer from the store to home. Then I bought my male after the other male I had died and they mated like crazy and he hasn't been around her since then. I know they say they can hold sperm for months and not need a male but still no babies and I pay very close attention and have a plant net thing for the top for the fry to go to when they are born and some other floating plants and a lot of plans on the bottom for them to hide in. So I am really not sure why she has not had any. My LFS has been waiting patiently for me to bring more in and I keep telling them I have no clue what is going on with her.
Thank you so much for the answer on that b/c it does help me a lot. Balloon Mollies are definitely hard to tell also. It looks really dark back there but I can't tell if she is square or not b/c As you know they are naturally large in the belly. I have been kind of comparing her belly to my male to tell of squareness and that's not helping either. She just swims up and down the back of the tank constantly. Checked my water and it is fine and the temp is at 76F right now so IDK. I heard that was a sign they are ready to give birth. Also she is doing it against the back of my tank which is black so I wouldn't think she would be trying to tell me she wanted to go somewhere else.
Should I move her in my other 30G tank that has finally finished cycling? I have no other fish in there. Temp is 74F and all levels are great. It has been cycling for over a month now. Oh and she is beating up my other fish also. IDK what to do.