Are these fish pregnant?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Advanced Freshwater Discussion » Fish Breeding » Are these fish pregnant?

Are these fish pregnant?

This is a discussion on Are these fish pregnant? within the Fish Breeding forums, part of the Advanced Freshwater Discussion category; --> My brother in law tells me that this balloon molly is older and that she is very pregnant and will probably give birth to ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Are these fish pregnant?
Old 10-02-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
 
Are these fish pregnant?



My brother in law tells me that this balloon molly is older and that she is very pregnant and will probably give birth to more fry due to the fact shes older...I am just wondering from the looks of the top two pics how far you think she has till she is due?

Another balloon molly who isnt as big and im not sure if she is pregnant...
tiarraandkayli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Chances are they are gravid if they've been around with their male counterparts for quite some time. The second pic of a female does indicate it being gravid due to the square outline appearance of its belly. I find it difficult to distinguish it among balloon mollies.

Welcome to Fishforum.com.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
 
bettababy's Avatar
 
Considering my vast experience with various molly species, the shorter body style tells me that these are likely balloon mollys, so whether pregnant or not is very hard to say. If they are female and coming from a tank with males in it, they are likely to be pregnant. The only way to really tell for sure if pregnant, balloon or not, is to keep an eye on them for the first 30 - 40 days. Livebearers will usually produce fry every 30 days or so if mating has happened, and the body has the ability to retain sperm for up to 6 spawns.
Keep us posted!
bettababy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my fish look pregnant mikelegz Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 07-18-2009 05:08 PM
is my fish pregnant? meikalynnt2001 Livebearers 3 03-03-2009 01:54 PM
My fish might be pregnant?! HELP!! Emphasy Fish Breeding 1 07-18-2008 09:06 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 PM.