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post #1 of 5 Old 10-16-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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wait... what?!?!?!

Today as I was admiring my fish I spotted this baby fish hiding behind my snail, who just so happened to pop out of nowhere. I had no idea any of my fish were pregnant and it's the only one... It looks like a molly.

Who could of made the fish?

I have 2 female mollies, 3 zebra fish and 3 white clouds...


what do i do with it? I took it out of the normal tank and right now its in a large cup. I wasn't expecting another fish and I dont want it to get eaten so what should i do with it now?
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-16-2008, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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scratch that make that TWO baby fish...
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-17-2008, 12:30 AM
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seeing that you have 2 females you could have purchased already pregnant fish.

a breeding net that hangs inside the tank would work.

feed fry food until they get alittle bigger, move it onto super fine crushed flake food and as they grow increase flake size.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-17-2008, 04:18 AM
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Definitely sounds like a molly thing to do. I have bought mollies that have spawned that same day and some have spawned over a month or two down the track. As suggested, a net is a good idea, but I have Bala sharks that suck them thru the net. Unsure of the temprament of your other fish though.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-25-2008, 07:52 AM
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A female molly can carry sperm packets for as much as 6 months and keep right on giving you new fry every month or so. Of the fish you have, a molly is the most likely to be giving you new fry. Zebras will breed very easily but you will seldom ever see any fry from them because the eggs get eaten and if some don't the fry are very small compared to a newborn molly so they are even more often victims of the other fish in the tank eating them before they get a chance to grow.
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