10-31-2012, 12:35 AM
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If you have some of those viney like anacharis plants, add that in the trap with her. They hate being in a small trap and being able to see where they -want- to go and have nothing in there with them. =) Also, add in a little aquarium salt if you haven't already, she looks a little bit under the weather. Mollies like to have a bit of salt in their tank anyways if you don't have any already, and make sure she's nice and warm. Mollies also like the temp int he tank between 78 and 80 degrees. Your guppies should be fine with all that as well, they also like a little salt and warmer waters. Unless you already have all this done, I'd say she needs to be out of the trap until she gives birth again. Regardless, it would be good it you can fit some plant matter in there. Also, you can push the trap against the side of the glass and it should stick to it, mine does. It'll be better if the thing doesn't move around and go under the filter, it just disturbs her and it may clink against the side of the tank which she will hate. I have mine on the opposite side of the tank from my filter where the water movement still hits it, but not full on. That should be good enough. =) And if she seems stressed, have the lights off more often than on.
Since her tail is curled like that, she may be sick. Clenching can be a sign of stress or regular discomfort too, but it can be other things, so you'll want to look into that. The most common reason for tail clenching I have discovered in pregnant mollies is: They tend to get constipated quite often. They can also get babies stuck, which she may have since she only had the one baby not long ago and hasn't had anymore. However, I've had mollies do this and not have one stuck, they just decide they aren't ready and hold them for longer. Try giving her some cooked fresh peas. Heat them in water until they've softened up, cool them off and feed them to her without the skin of the pea. That's hard to get through, though they will, it's better just to give them the meat. See if she'll take to that. It'll help her if she is constipated or having another stomach issue. Those are good for her to eat too, so you can feed her cooked peas often, I feed my girls peas every other day to keep that particular issue under control. Although it still happens, it is just a lot more rare. =)
Last edited by Sylverclaws; 10-31-2012 at 12:39 AM..