03-08-2010, 10:57 AM
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ummm, hmm. Most mollies/platies it's hard for me to tell whether they are pregnant or not.
The best way to get an approximate delivery date is, depending if your water is around 76-80 degrees is to write down each time she gives birth and find a trend of approx time between deliveries. I've heard mollies are anywhere from 30-60 days. I believe they are in the longer end of that number from my experience with my balloon mollies. That way you'll be able to watch for odd behavior as she nears her scheduled delivery date. :)
Honestly, I can't tell you that I know when your molly is going to give birth. If I had to take a wild guess I would say that it isn't soon enough to put her into a breeder box. It may just be the picture but she doesn't look all that fat. Sorry, for your fish I just dunno there's some times when I can tell and some times when I can't.
Also about some other stuff, you don't need salt in your molly tank (maybe you're doing it to treat w/e parasite you seem to have?), and angelfish don't like salt anyways. Your mollies will be fine w/o salt and just slowly stop adding it with WCs. That's what I did and my balloon mollies are great.
Also, depending on the size of your betta tank and the accommodations it has (heater, filter?) it might be a somewhat ideal maternity tank. If you put lots of plants and floating plants and places to hide, the fry will have a better chance of escaping from one betta than a bunch of angelfish and cannibalistic mollies.
Lastly, is there a reason you're treating for parasites? What kind? Your molly should be fine w/ the medicine I'd think. It doesn't affect ich inside their bodies I doubt it'd affect the babies.