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Female Neon belly changes shape. ?
Old 12-21-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
 
Question Female Neon belly changes shape. ?

I have a 10g freshwater tank w/ 3 Mollies, 2 Mystery Snails, 4 plants & 2 Neons.

My female Neon, I call her Kitty, is pregnant. I have a Molly that's already in protective custody & I have no space to sequester her so she's in general population. I have plenty of hiding spaces but these guys seem to only want to be out in the open. Her belly is full & distended & when I watch her belly, it changes shape. It's one big knot then it moves around & becomes 2 then it fuses back together. Not like in a continuous cycle but constant. Sometimes it divvies up into 3s. It looks like an Alien that keeps missing it's cue.

I don't know what to make of it. She floats, swims, eats, breathes, gets along just fine except for this. Do you have experience w/ this sort of thing?
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
 
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Well, neons are not livebearers so it's not going to be giving birth. How long have you had the neon and how long has it had this full belly?
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
 
I don't know where I got the idea @ neons being livebearers. Thanks for the correction.

I've had her as long as her tank mates. About 3 months. The belly showed up @ 6 weeks ago. I haven't looked for info till now coz she doesn't appear to be in distress. Plus the other one looks "normal".
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