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post #11 of 21 Old 02-17-2010, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for those replies. Very helpful. I have let the poor girl out now, hopefully she will forgive me! Good job you added the bit about storing the sperm as I was getting a bit confused On how she could get pregnant again! I take it I will leave the fry in there until it is a bit bigger? I will also add more hiding places ready for next time.
One last question: do you think I am mistaken and one if the other fish had the babies? Even though I may have missed the eggs as the others are not live Bearers. This is all very new to me so I may have missed them.

Thanks fir the advice it has been very helpful.

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I'm sure she'll be fine. Fish just get really stressed out in those small containers. Babies should be fine in them since they are small... but big fish it's really cramped and they get scared and stressed. If a female is far along on her pregnancy they can also cause her to give birth prematurely or cause problems to the mom. I'm not proud of this, but until I learned better I'd damaged/killed one or two fish from leaving them in their too long. :/ It happened to one of my females. It got something wrong with it afterwards where its body looked bent inwards. It was weird and sad but she lived for a while after, just couldn't have babies... But I'm sure yours will be fine. I just really wouldn't recommend keeping her in there. If you catch her giving birth it might be fine to move her until she finishes, but other than that...

I doubt it was any other fish. As said you'd probably have noticed the mating rituals/behavior, guarding of the eggs, etc. And it looks like it is probably a molly fry from what I can tell.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-18-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Austen

will post back for help in a couple of weeks

thanks all of you for your help

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post #13 of 21 Old 03-14-2010, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Right, Back again.
its been about 4 weeks since I last visited. My Molly now appears to be ready to pop! She has changed from an active fish to hiding behind the tree and becoming very jittery, Is this normal.
Also I think the egg sack have just come out of her. So will the babies follow? Shall I put her in the breeding cage for a few hours? As we are off out. Or shall I leave her be and have a look for them when we get back?

Lots of questions, Thanks in advance.

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post #14 of 21 Old 03-14-2010, 12:32 PM
i didnt know they dropped something before they gave birth but i would let her give birth while u r watching and catch the babies as they r born so she doesnt get stressed out.oh but since ur leaving id put her in the breeding cage then when u come back take her out.she probably wont get that stressed only being in there for a few hours.

can u post a pic of the fry that u had to begin with?

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post #15 of 21 Old 03-14-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. Nothing has happened yet.

Attached is a pic of the 5 week old fry it is about 15mm long and still living in the breeding cage. When do you think I can release it into the main tank?


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post #16 of 21 Old 03-21-2010, 02:03 PM
yea u can definetly its big!!!

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20 GALLON- 2 female guppies, 20 fry(born 11-26-10)
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post #17 of 21 Old 03-22-2010, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I am worried that it willget eaten! Will the others leave it alone?
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post #18 of 21 Old 03-26-2010, 11:50 AM
i dont think the neons will bother it and the molly might not eat it but just chase it.just put it in and hold the net in ur hand and if the molly chases it take it out.

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20 GALLON- 2 female guppies, 20 fry(born 11-26-10)
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post #19 of 21 Old 03-26-2010, 02:33 PM
Super cute little guy!!
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post #20 of 21 Old 03-29-2010, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. I will give it a try!
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