Do female mollies "wear out"? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 02-05-2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Do female mollies "wear out"?

My female molly has had babies twice. She's acting very strange; staying on the bottom -- and is only very slilghtly distended. So I have 2 questions. If she's been giving birth to about 20 fry each time, is it likely/possilbe that she may have only a few in her?

She may be dying. Do females "wear out" faster than males because of the birth-giving?

Excuse me if these seem like dumb questions. Everyone has to start somewhere:=)
bunzino is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 02-05-2010, 01:57 PM
n1zjd's Avatar
Seems to me that they could definitely wear out. But I wouldn't think 2 birthing sessions would really harm anything. Sounds to me like their is another underlying problem somewhere, not necessarily of your doing. She might have something wrong internally. Personally Ive never bred mollies but I know the guppies in my old 55G community tank would reproduce monthly and never seemed to show any signs of stress. All we are doing is trying to reproduce their natural environment as closely as we possibly can, what happens after that is purely mother natures work. Some fish just cant handle birthing as well as others.

Same with us humans. My wife gives birth like its nothing, while other women can be in labor for more than a day!

Hopefully someone else chimes in with some better info for you though. Good luck!

Follow my 29 Gallon Reef build! -

[29G Reef]
2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

Flower Leather
Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
Candy Apple Zoanthids
n1zjd is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 02-05-2010, 04:17 PM
Angel079's Avatar
What's your ratio males/ females there in your tank? That often can stress gals out too

~ Life Is Too Short, Break The Rules, Forgive Quickly, Kiss Slowly, Love Truly, Laugh Uncontrollably And Never Regret Anything that Made You Smile.
Life May Not Be The Party We Hoped For, But While We're Here, We Should Dance. ~
Angel079 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are balloon mollies who just gave birth more "desireable" to the males? Austin Livebearers 3 02-24-2010 09:47 AM
"Meat" coral - how long to "open"? Mike Coral and Reef Creatures 4 04-02-2007 12:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome