01-03-2015, 01:53 PM
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?That looks like a Balloon Belly Molly?
Your Dalmatian seems to be a Balloon Belly Molly, and the problem with them is you can never tell if they are pregnant or not. If you are sure it is NOT, then it is pregnant for sure. But she doesn't have to dump her babies right away, she could stay pregnant for a long time. I have no idea why, but they seem to stay pregnant for quite a period -- gestation is supposed to be around a month, but I have seen this go for quite a long time. You could have Dalmatian babies, silver, or gold depending on who the father is. Even black. Sometimes when I have a Dalmatian mother and a Harlequin father, you get a mix of orange front, Dalmatian back, and black fins. A speckled, pretty fish. Good luck with your fish, and prepare to remove the babies as soon as possible, the adults WILL eat them, unless you have a ton of hidden space for them to hang around.
Ummm... the Dalmatians usually have Dalmatian babies -- which look like Dalmatian right off. They are dark, you can see the dapples, and they are difficult to see because they mix with the rocks. But if other fathers are around, they can have nude babies (no color), or gold babies, or black, given the father. You can tell who the father is, if you know what to look for.
Last edited by dancelady; 01-03-2015 at 02:00 PM..