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Old 02-28-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
 
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I went to go check my pH in the main tank and.. a black baby molly!!
So far I have five! oh my goodnessss! :))
I figured she may have been pregnant, but she wasn't very big or anything. Totally unexpected, but so exciting! I'm so happy
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:50 PM   #2
 
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So cute! Congratulations on your babies!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:54 PM   #3
 
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So cute! Congratulations on your babies!
Thanks :))


Hey does anybody know how I can tell if she's done having fry?
She doesn't look any smaller.. And she's not acting any different before or after she had them..
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:24 AM   #4
 
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If she hasn't shrunk really, and it's been not too long, she might have some more soon. Congrats on the babies! :)
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:36 AM   #5
 
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If she hasn't shrunk really, and it's been not too long, she might have some more soon. Congrats on the babies! :)
She hasn't shrunk at all that I've noticed. Unless they come from the dalmatian mollies.. which I highly doubt though because they seem kind of young/small. It's been about 2 or 3 hours.. I don't see anymore. If there were they probably got eaten. I saw the poppa fish chasing one around. That's how I even noticed there were any!
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:28 AM   #6
 
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She hasn't shrunk at all that I've noticed. Unless they come from the dalmatian mollies.. which I highly doubt though because they seem kind of young/small. It's been about 2 or 3 hours.. I don't see anymore. If there were they probably got eaten. I saw the poppa fish chasing one around. That's how I even noticed there were any!
Two more! Not sure if she had more, or were in there from earlier though
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:28 AM   #7
 
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Coulda been from earlier. Or she might be still giving birth. Sometimes it takes a few hours. If you can maybe keep an eye on her and see if the back of her belly looks pushed out, and put her int he breeder box if u strongly believe she is still giving birth. Congrats tho! :D
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:32 AM   #8
 
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Coulda been from earlier. Or she might be still giving birth. Sometimes it takes a few hours. If you can maybe keep an eye on her and see if the back of her belly looks pushed out, and put her int he breeder box if u strongly believe she is still giving birth. Congrats tho! :D
Thanks!

I'm not sure about "pushed out". But theres this white thing? haha, i don't know.
I was thinking about putting her in the clear breeder box, but she seems too big for it..
and I didn't know if she'd eat the fry if she were in the "net" one.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:40 AM   #9
 
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Ahh, I see. Well just provide lots of plants especially floating plants. U could try a DIY breeder box thing which i might try making soon. Making it larger so it's not as stressful.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:37 PM   #10
 
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1 more baby molly in the main tank, and my spotted female had 5 fry that I was able to catch. There could be more hiding in the plants, but didn't want to disturb the tank. The birthing/breeding tank worked out awesome! 17 babies total!
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